High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Walter Richard Whitehurst (born April 11, 1964 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1989 to 1996 with the New York Mets, San Diego Padres and New York Yankees. STanding 6'3" and weighing 195 pounds, Whitehurst attended the University of New Orleans.ORiginally selected by the Oakland Athletics in the third round of the 1985 draft, Whitehurt became a member of the Mets organization when he was part of a three-team trade that took place on December 11, 1987. HE was sent by Oakland, with Kevin Tapani, to the Mets. THe Los Angeles Dodgers sent Bob Welch and Matt Young to the Athletics, and Jack Savage to the Mets. THe Athletics then sent Alfredo Griffin and Jay Howell to the Dodgers, with the Mets sending Jesse Orosco to the Dodgers.