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1978 New York Mets (MLB)

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W-L Record: 66-96 .407
Rank: 6th in National League East
Run Differential: 607-690 -83
Roster Continuity 61.23% 20/26
Manager(s): Joe Torre
General Manager: Joe McDonald
Location: New York, New York
Ballpark: Shea Stadium
Attendance: 1,007,328 20/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Hubie Brooks (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Willie Mays
Assistant Coach: Denny Somers
Assistant Coach: Dal Maxvill
Bullpen Coach: Joe Pignatano
Hitting Coach: Phil Cavarretta
Pitching Coach: Rube Walker

#1 Draft Picks

Tim Foli (#1), John Stearns (#2), Bobby Valentine (#5), Butch Benton (#6), Tom Grieve (#6), Lee Mazzilli (#14)
National League East Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1978 New York Mets season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    15Butch BentonC6-1190R-R201978NYN: 1975-1-6MLB--
    43Juan BerenguerP5-11225R-R231978Not draftedMLB--
    28Dwight BernardP6-2170R-R261978NYN: 1974-2-41MLB--
    4Bruce BoisclairOF6-2190L-L251974NYN: 1970-20-486MLB--
    26Mike BruhertP6-6220R-R271978Not draftedMLB--
    47Mardie CornejoP6-3200R-R261978NYN: 1973-21-493MLB--
    39Nino EspinosaP6-1192R-R241974Not draftedMLB--
    3Sergio FerrerSS-2B5-7145B-R271974Not draftedMLB--
    17Gil FloresOF6-0185R-R251977Not draftedMLB--
    23Doug Flynn2B-SS5-11165R-R271975Not draftedMLB--
    19Tim FoliSS6-0179R-R271970NYN: 1968-1-1MLB--
    2Tom GrieveOF6-2190R-R301970WS2: 1966-1-6MLB--
    32Tom HausmanP6-5200R-R251975MIL: 1971-10-226MLB--
    10Ken HendersonOF6-2180B-R321965NYN: 1967-42-760MLB--
    5Steve HendersonOF6-2190R-R251977CIN: 1974-5-119MLB--
    42Ron HodgesC6-1185L-R291973NYN: 1972-2-47MLB--
    31Roy Lee JacksonP6-2194R-R241977HOU: 1972-12-273MLB--
    49Kevin KobelP6-1195R-L241973MIL: 1971-11-250MLB--
    36Jerry KoosmanP6-2208R-L341967UDFAMLB--
    7Ed Kranepool1B6-3215L-L331962Not draftedMLB--
    38Skip LockwoodP6-0200R-R311965Not draftedMLB--
    21Elliott MaddoxOF-3B5-11181R-R301970DET: 1968-1-20MLB--
    16Lee MazzilliOF-1B6-1185B-R231976NYN: 1973-1-14MLB--
    45Butch MetzgerP6-1185R-R261974SFN: 1970-2-41MLB--
    25Willie Montanez1B-OF6-1193L-L301966Not draftedMLB--
    22Dale MurrayP6-4205R-R281974MON: 1970-18-418MLB--
    44Bob MyrickP6-1195R-L251976NYN: 1974-20-461MLB--
    33Dan NormanOF6-2195R-R231977CIN: 1974-15-359MLB--
    11Len Randle3B-2B5-10169B-R291971WS2: 1970-1-10MLB--
    43Paul SiebertP6-2205L-L251974HOU: 1971-3-60MLB--
    12John StearnsC6-0185R-R261974PHI: 1973-1-2MLB--
    27Craig SwanP6-3215R-R271973NYN: 1972-3-61MLB--
    29Alex TrevinoC5-11170R-R201978Not draftedMLB--
    1Bobby ValentineSS-OF5-10189R-R281969LAN: 1968-1-5MLB--
    18Joel YoungbloodOF-3B6-0180R-R261976CIN: 1970-2-40MLB--
    40Pat ZachryP6-5180R-R261976CIN: 1970-19-454MLB--

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