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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
  • 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 1979 New York Mets season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    46Neil AllenP6-2190R-R211979NYN: 1976-11-253MLB--
    43Juan BerenguerP5-11225R-R241978Not draftedMLB--
    28Dwight BernardP6-2170R-R271978NYN: 1974-2-41MLB--
    4Bruce BoisclairOF6-2190L-L261974NYN: 1970-20-486MLB--
    26Ray BurrisP6-5200R-R281973CHN: 1972-17-399MLB--
    6Jose CardenalOF5-10150R-R351963Not draftedMLB--
    10Kelvin Chapman2B5-11172R-R231979Not draftedMLB--
    35Dock EllisP6-3210B-R341968Not draftedMLB--
    33Pete FalconeP6-2185L-L251975ATL: 1973-2-38MLB--
    1Sergio FerrerSS-2B5-7145B-R281974Not draftedMLB--
    17Gil FloresOF6-0185R-R261977Not draftedMLB--
    23Doug Flynn2B-SS5-11165R-R281975Not draftedMLB--
    19Tim FoliSS6-0179R-R281970NYN: 1968-1-1MLB--
    48Ed GlynnP6-2180R-L261975Not draftedMLB--
    44Andy HasslerP6-5220L-L271971CAL: 1969-25-581MLB--
    32Tom HausmanP6-5200R-R261975MIL: 1971-10-226MLB--
    3Richie Hebner3B-1B6-1200L-R311968PIT: 1966-1-15MLB--
    5Steve HendersonOF6-2190R-R261977CIN: 1974-5-119MLB--
    42Ron HodgesC6-1185L-R301973NYN: 1972-2-47MLB--
    31Roy Lee JacksonP6-2194R-R251977HOU: 1972-12-273MLB--
    49Kevin KobelP6-1195R-L251973MIL: 1971-11-250MLB--
    7Ed Kranepool1B6-3215L-L341962Not draftedMLB--
    38Skip LockwoodP6-0200R-R321965Not draftedMLB--
    21Elliott MaddoxOF-3B5-11181R-R311970DET: 1968-1-20MLB--
    16Lee MazzilliOF-1B6-1185B-R241976NYN: 1973-1-14MLB--
    25Willie Montanez1B-OF6-1193L-L311966Not draftedMLB--
    22Dale MurrayP6-4205R-R291974MON: 1970-18-418MLB--
    8Dan NormanOF6-2195R-R241977CIN: 1974-15-359MLB--
    47,61Jesse OroscoP6-2205R-L221979MIN: 1978-2-41MLB--
    20John PacellaP6-3195R-R221977NYN: 1974-4-89MLB--
    45Jeff ReardonP6-1195R-R231979MON: 1973-23-527MLB--
    30Mike ScottP6-3215R-R241979NYN: 1976-2-37MLB--
    12John StearnsC6-0185R-R271974PHI: 1973-1-2MLB--
    27Craig SwanP6-3215R-R281973NYN: 1972-3-61MLB--
    11Frank TaverasSS6-0168R-R291972Not draftedMLB--
    29Alex TrevinoC5-11170R-R211978Not draftedMLB--
    36Wayne TwitchellP6-6220R-R311970HOU: 1966-1-3MLB--
    18Joel YoungbloodOF-3B6-0180R-R271976CIN: 1970-2-40MLB--
    40Pat ZachryP6-5180R-R271976CIN: 1970-19-454MLB--

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