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1979 New York Mets (MLB)

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W-L Record: 63-99 .389
Rank: 6th in National League East
Run Differential: 593-706 -113
Roster Continuity 70.13% 22/26
Manager(s): Joe Torre
General Manager: Joe McDonald
Location: New York, New York
Ballpark: Shea Stadium
Attendance: 788,905 24/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Tim Leary (#2) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Willie Mays
Assistant Coach: Denny Somers
Bullpen Coach: Joe Pignatano
Hitting Coach: Dick Sisler
Pitching Coach: Rube Walker
Third Base Coach: Chuck Cottier

#1 Draft Picks

Tim Foli (#1), John Stearns (#2), Wayne Twitchell (#3), Lee Mazzilli (#14), Richie Hebner (#15)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9565.5942.0
8676.53112.0
8478.51914.0
8082.49418.0
6399.38935.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
11Frank TaverasSS29   63589167
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9
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33421933722110011.263.301.337638.074.162.2952.18635.0214680
16Lee MazzilliOF24   59778181
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4
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15
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793412937405036.303.395.449844.146.338.3250.8039.8268693
18Joel YoungbloodOF27   59090162
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5
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16
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601813608477447.275.346.436782.161.271.2961.4036.9257665
23Doug Flynn2B28   55535135
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5
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4
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61031746076215.243.265.317582.074.099.2582.71138.8176580
12John StearnsC27   53858131
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2
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9
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6615155257453521.243.312.355667.112.208.2561.1059.8191602
3Richie Hebner3B31   47354127
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10
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7931595986187.268.354.393747.125.254.2841.0047.3186549
25Willie Montanez1B31   4103696
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05
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47012548171515.234.277.317594.083.141.2511.9282.0130442
5Steve HendersonOF26   35042107
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39135385846107.306.380.440820.134.266.3551.5370.0154393
21Elliott MaddoxOF31   2242160
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1232202730113.268.335.339674.071.165.2991.35224.076249
29Alex TrevinoC-3B21   2072456
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02022202712408.271.338.333671.063.159.3111.35--69232
7Ed Kranepool1B34   155736
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1701131812056.232.287.303590.071.148.2431.3877.547174
8Dan NormanOF24   110927
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1120102612011.245.311.373684.127.236.2932.6036.741122
4Bruce BoisclairOF26   98718
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040232410132.184.210.255465.071.082.2348.00--25106
17Gil FloresOF26   93918
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102081710311.194.262.258520.065.172.2242.1393.024106
42Ron HodgesC30   86414
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00500191603010.163.311.209520.047.267.1970.84--18106
27Craig SwanP28   81310
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0020163800400.123.184.148332.025.086.2336.33--1291
10Kelvin Chapman2B23   80712
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040051500111.150.198.213411.063.125.1823.00--1787
33Pete FalconeP25   5219
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00020021900502.173.204.173377.000.038.2739.50--959
49Kevin KobelP25   4619
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0020001800901.196.196.217413.022.022.321----1055
6Jose CardenalOF35   37811
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4106310000.297.409.568977.270.459.2810.5018.52144
35Dock EllisP34   2622
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0001001700100.077.111.077188.000.038.1057.00--228
32Tom HausmanP26   2603
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0000000400101.115.115.115230.000.000.136----327
44Andy HasslerP27   220000000011700001.000.043.00043.000.045.00017.00--023
40Pat ZachryP27   1602
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0000000700000.125.125.125250.000.000.222----216
46Neil AllenP21   14000000000600000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----014
30Mike ScottP24   12100000001800100.000.077.00077.000.083.0008.00--014
36Wayne TwitchellP31   803
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0000000500100.375.375.375750.000.0001.000----39
43Juan BerenguerP24   701
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0000002200100.143.333.143476.000.286.2001.00--110
1Sergio Ferrer3B28   7700000022300000.000.222.000222.000.000.0001.50--09
19Tim FoliSS28   7000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
26Ray BurrisP28   601
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0000000200100.167.167.167334.000.000.250----17
22Dale MurrayP29   6000000001300200.000.143.000143.000.167.0003.00--09
47,61Jesse OroscoP22   6000000000400100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
48Ed GlynnP26   4000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
20John PacellaP22   4000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
38Skip LockwoodP32   2000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
31Roy Lee JacksonP25   101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
28Dwight BernardP27   0000000001000200-1.000-1000---0.00--03
Batting Totals21585591593139925541745581357949881735536640117.250.310.350660.100.199.2801.6475.619586195
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
27Craig Swan28   14133.30353510300251.12411029220571452121.198.640.722.045.202.54
33Pete Falcone25   6144.1633311110184.01949185247611310111.479.491.173.725.531.49
49Kevin Kobel25   683.5030271110161.216974631446672231.339.390.782.563.721.46
46Neil Allen21   6103.555050027899.01004639447656001.489.090.364.275.911.38
22Dale Murray29   484.825800024497.01055852652373001.629.740.564.823.430.71
35Dock Ellis34   376.041714103085.01106057934412011.6911.650.953.604.341.21
44Andy Hassler27   453.712981011480.1743533542537201.458.330.564.735.961.26
32Tom Hausman26   262.731910107278.2652524619332041.067.410.682.163.761.74
36Wayne Twitchell31   535.20332009063.2554437655441141.727.730.847.736.190.80
48Ed Glynn26   143.004600020760.0572220340321021.628.550.456.004.800.80
30Mike Scott24   135.37189000052.1593531420211101.5210.210.693.463.631.05
28Dwight Bernard27   034.70321006044.0592623226201001.9312.070.415.324.090.77
40Pat Zachry27   513.5677100042.2441917321171121.519.210.634.403.560.81
38Skip Lockwood32   251.502700022942.13377314422001.127.070.643.009.003.00
47,61Jesse Orosco22   124.89182006035.0332019422220021.578.491.035.665.661.00
43Juan Berenguer24   112.9055000030.2281310212250211.298.130.583.487.262.08
26Ray Burris28   023.2744000021.22110826101001.238.590.822.454.091.67
45Jeff Reardon23   121.711800010220.2127429102001.005.140.863.864.291.11
20John Pacella22   024.5043000016.1168804120001.259.000.002.256.753.00
31Roy Lee Jackson25   102.2580000016.1114415101011.006.190.562.815.632.00
Batting Totals63993.8449116316514736148314867066331206078194511231.419.020.733.684.971.35
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John StearnsC121628851211.9830.00
Alex TrevinoC362083167.9760.00
Ron HodgesC22821621.9800.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie Montanez1B108905761195.9890.00
Ed Kranepool1B29203190181.0000.00
John Stearns1B1611480161.0000.00
Lee Mazzilli1B1512212115.9930.00
Richie Hebner1B626211.9660.00
Jose Cardenal1B2160031.0000.00
Bruce Boisclair1B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Doug Flynn2B1483693801398.9830.00
Kelvin Chapman2B225046215.9800.00
Joel Youngblood2B13212226.9560.00
Alex Trevino2B863011.0000.00
Sergio Ferrer2B413011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Richie Hebner3B134992462226.9400.00
Alex Trevino3B27153736.9450.00
Sergio Ferrer3B123210.8330.00
Joel Youngblood3B1281721.9260.00
Elliott Maddox3B1121710.9500.00
John Stearns3B1151422.9050.00
Kelvin Chapman3B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank TaverasSS1532704382588.9660.00
Doug FlynnSS20334139.9610.00
Sergio FerrerSS545021.0000.00
Tim FoliSS346011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joel YoungbloodOF1473081853.9850.00
Lee MazzilliOF1433581241.9890.00
Steve HendersonOF94201623.9900.00
Elliott MaddoxOF65129521.9850.00
Dan NormanOF3354420.9670.00
Gil FloresOF3239110.9760.00
Bruce BoisclairOF24342001.0000.00
Jose CardenalOF9170001.0000.00
Ed KranepoolOF8120001.0000.00
John StearnsOF67020.7780.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dale MurrayP589751913.9602.23
Neil AllenP509991411.9582.09
Ed GlynnP466053001.0001.20
Craig SwanP352511729031.0001.65
Pete FalconeP3318431411.9440.83
Wayne TwitchellP33632811.9091.42
Dwight BernardP324428011.0002.05
Kevin KobelP30161132632.9292.18
Andy HasslerP298011610.9441.91
Skip LockwoodP27421311.8000.86
Tom HausmanP19781011001.0002.42
Jesse OroscoP183529011.0002.83
Jeff ReardonP182011011.0000.89
Mike ScottP18523720.8331.73
Dock EllisP1785713011.0002.12
Roy Lee JacksonP81621011.0001.68
Pat ZachryP74237001.0002.13
Juan BerenguerP5300110.5000.30
Ray BurrisP4214310.8752.97
John PacellaP41621001.0001.68


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