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1979 NEW YORK METS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Queens,NY
Team Record:  63-99   .389
Result:   6th in National League - East Division
Manager(s):  Joe Torre
General Manager:   Joe McDonald
Stadium:  Shea Stadium
Attendance:  788,905
Playoffs: Season in progress

New York Mets affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jose Cardenal (35)
Youngest Player:  Neil Allen (21)
Longest Tenure:  Ed Kranepool (18)
Top Hitter:  Lee Mazzilli (10)
Top Pitcher:  Craig Swan (5)
Top Draft Pick:  Tim Leary (#2)

Roster Continuity:  70.13%
National League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Pittsburgh9864.605--
Montreal9565.5942.0
St. Louis8676.53112.0
Philadelphia8478.51914.0
Chi Cubs8082.49418.0
NY Mets6399.38935.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
46Neil AllenPMLB6-2190RightRight1/24/195821Kansas City,Kansas197611253NYM

43Juan BerenguerPMLB5-11225RightRight11/30/195424Aguadulce,Panama1975UDFA NYM
28Dwight BernardPMLB6-2170RightRight5/31/195227Mount Vernon,Illinois1974241NYM
4Bruce BoisclairOFMLB6-2190LeftLeft12/9/195226Putnam,Connecticut197020479NYM
26Ray BurrisPMLB6-5200RightRight8/22/195028Idabel,Oklahoma197217399CHC
6Jose CardenalOFMLB5-10150RightRight10/7/194335Matanza,Cuba1961UDFA SF
10Kelvin Chapman2BMLB5-11172RightRight6/2/195623Willits,California1975UDFA NYM
35Dock EllisPMLB6-3210BothRight3/11/194534Los Angeles,California1964UDFA PIT
33Pete FalconePMLB6-2185LeftLeft10/1/195325Brooklyn,New York1973238ATL
1Sergio FerrerSS-2BMLB5-7145BothRight1/29/195128Santurce,Puerto Rico1978UDFA NYM
17Gil FloresOFMLB6-0185RightRight10/27/195226Ponce,Puerto Rico1978UDFA NYM
23Doug Flynn2B-SSMLB5-11165RightRight4/18/195128Lexington,Kentucky1971UDFA CIN
19Tim FoliSSMLB6-0179RightRight12/8/195028Culver City,California196811NYM
48Ed GlynnPMLB6-2180RightLeft6/3/195326Flushing,New York1972UDFA DET
44Andy HasslerPMLB6-5220LeftLeft10/18/195127Texas City,Texas196925579CAL
32Tom HausmanPMLB6-5200RightRight3/31/195326Mobridge,South Dakota197110217MIL
3Richie Hebner3B-1BMLB6-1200LeftRight11/26/194731Boston,Massachusetts1966115PIT
5Steve HendersonOFMLB6-2190RightRight11/18/195226Houston,Texas19745119CIN
42Ron HodgesCMLB6-1185LeftRight6/22/194930Rocky Mount,Virginia1972247NYM
31Roy Lee JacksonPMLB6-2194RightRight5/1/195425Opelika,Alabama197212273HOU
49Kevin KobelPMLB6-1195RightLeft10/2/195325Buffalo,New York197111241MIL
7Ed Kranepool1BMLB6-3215LeftLeft11/8/194434New York,New York1962UDFA NYM
38Skip LockwoodPMLB6-0200RightRight8/17/194632Wayland,Massachusetts1966UDFA Kca
21Elliott MaddoxOF-3BMLB5-11181RightRight12/21/194731East Orange,New Jersey1968120DET
16Lee MazzilliOF-1BMLB6-1185BothRight3/25/195524New York,New York1973114NYM
25Willie Montanez1B-OFMLB6-1193LeftLeft4/1/194831Catano,Puerto Rico1965UDFA STL
22Dale MurrayPMLB6-4205RightRight2/2/195029Cuero,Texas197018411MTL
8Dan NormanOFMLB6-2195RightRight1/11/195524Los Angeles,California197415357CIN
47,61Jesse OroscoPMLB6-2205RightLeft4/1/195722Santa Barbara,California1978241MIN
20John PacellaPMLB6-3195RightRight9/15/195622Brooklyn,New York1974489NYM
45Jeff ReardonPMLB6-1195RightRight10/1/195523Dalton,Massachusetts1977UDFA NYM
30Mike ScottPMLB6-3215RightRight4/26/195524Santa Monica,California1976237NYM
12John StearnsCMLB6-0185RightRight8/21/195127Denver,Colorado197312PHI
27Craig SwanPMLB6-3215RightRight11/30/195028Van Nuys,California1972361NYM
11Frank TaverasSSMLB6-0168RightRight12/24/194929Las Matas De Santa Cruz,Dominican Republic1968UDFA PIT
29Alex TrevinoCMLB5-11170RightRight8/26/195721Monterrey,Mexico1974UDFA NYM
36Wayne TwitchellPMLB6-6220RightRight3/10/194831Portland,Oregon196613HOU
18Joel YoungbloodOF-3BMLB6-0180RightRight8/28/195127Houston,Texas1970240CIN
40Pat ZachryPMLB6-5180RightRight4/24/195227Richmond,Texas197019447CIN
Team PersonnelPosition 
Steve AlbertBroadcaster 
Jocko CollinsScout 
Chuck CottierThird Base Coach 
Dean JongewaardScout 
Ralph KinerBroadcaster 
Willie MaysAssistant Coach 
Joe McDonaldGeneral Manager 
Bob MurphyBroadcaster 
Joe PignatanoBullpen Coach 
Marvin ScottScout 
Dick SislerHitting Coach 
Denny SomersAssistant Coach 
Joe TorreManager 
Rube WalkerPitching Coach 


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