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Another member of the doomed Generation K was Bill Pulsipher, the lone southpaw of the group.
Pulsipher was drafted by the Mets in the second round of the 1991 draft. He pitched very well in the minor leagues and made his major league debut in July of 1995. He went 5-7 with a 3.98 ERA as a Met that year before an elbow injury forced him to miss the last three weeks of the season.
This was just the beginning of Pulsipher's history of injuries.
At the end of spring training in 1996, Pulsipher still had pain in his elbow, and an MRI showed torn ligaments, which required Tommy John surgery. As a result, he missed the entire 1996 season. Pulsipher started the 1997 season in the minor leagues and had many control issues. After getting bumped down to Single-A, Pulsipher was later diagnosed with depression and once he started taking Prozac, his pitching improved.
In 1998, Pulsipher made it back to the major leagues for the first time in over two years. However, he only appeared in 15 games and had a 6.91 ERA, mostly in relief appearances. He got traded to the Brewers for Mike Kinkade at the trade deadline. Pulsipher underwent back surgery following the 1998 season and spent more time on the disabled list in 1999 due to the same back problems. He got traded back to the Mets before the 2000 season for Luis Lopez.
In 2000, Pulsipher pitched in just two games for the Mets, but gave up nine runs in just 6.2 innings and found himself traded again, but this time to the Diamondbacks for Lenny Harris.
After that, Pulsipher became a journeyman pitcher. He made brief major league appearances with the Red Sox and White Sox in 2001, but quit baseball for a while after getting released three times in a span of 14 months.
Pulsipher spent some time as a groundskeeper for the St. Lucie Mets, but signed a minor league contract with the Orioles for the 2003 season. He did not make the major leagues that year and spent 2004 as a member of the Long Island Ducks.
In 2005, former Mets teammate Jason Isringhausen, then the Cardinals closer, persuaded the Cardinals to take a chance on Pulsipher.
He made the Cardinals' major league roster out of spring training, but suffered a hamstring injury in April. He went on the disabled list, returned briefly and then got sent down to the minor leagues, which was where he remained for most of the season. Once he got released in September, he quickly rejoined the Ducks, whom he helped lead to the Atlantic League's championship game in 2006. He was the losing pitcher in the deciding game.
Pulsipher has most recently pitched for the Somerset Patriots in the Atlantic League for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.