LaTroy passes Cy Young for appearances

LaTroy passes Cy Young for appearances

LaTroy passes Cy Young for appearances

NEW YORK -- LaTroy Hawkins has built a long career, pitching for 10 different teams in 19 seasons. More important, though, he's managed to stay durable and consistent through the years.

When he came into the eighth inning of Tuesday's 9-1 win against Arizona, Hawkins made his 907th career appearance to pass Cy Young for 22nd all-time. Hawkins, who made his Major League debut with the Twins in 1995, has thrown 1,339 innings in his career.

"It's pretty cool to have your name on that list. It shows longevity. It says a lot of managers have had a lot of faith in me to put me in that many games," Hawkins said. "I've been able to be somewhat consistent over the years. It's pretty cool."

Hawkins, 40, has pitched in 36 games this season and lowered his ERA to 3.06 with a scoreless eighth inning. He's given manager Terry Collins a dependable option out of the bullpen, providing the Mets with a veteran presence.

Next on the list for Hawkins is Eddie Guardado, who made 908 career appearances. Hawkins said the milestone is something he takes pride in.

"I appreciate it now," Hawkins said. "Thinking where I've come from to now, I definitely appreciate it."

Chris Iseman is an associate reporter for MLB.com, and Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.