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1987 NEW YORK METS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Queens,NY
Team Record:  92-70   .568
Result:   2nd in National League - East Division
Manager(s):  Davey Johnson
General Manager:   Frank Cashen
Stadium:  Shea Stadium
Attendance:  3,034,129
Payroll:  $0
Playoffs: Season in progress

New York Mets affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Bill Almon (34)
Youngest Player:  Gregg Jefferies (19)
Longest Tenure:  Mookie Wilson, Jesse Orosco, Wally Backman (8)
Top Hitter:  Darryl Strawberry (3)
Top Pitcher:  Dwight Gooden (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Chris Donnels (#24)

Roster Continuity:  78.45%
Top Prospect:   Gregg Jefferies
National League Standings
EastWLPctGB
St. Louis9567.586--
NY Mets9270.5683.0
Montreal9171.5624.0
Philadelphia8082.49415.0
Pittsburgh8082.49415.0
Chi Cubs7685.47218.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Gary CarterC33$ 2,060,714  3 
Keith Hernandez1B33$ 1,800,000  12 
Dwight GoodenP22$ 1,500,000  21 
Darryl StrawberryRF-OF25$ 1,245,000  36 
Ron DarlingP26$ 1,050,000  58 
Jesse OroscoP30$ 925,000  76 
John CandelariaP33$ 800,000   
Mookie WilsonOF31$ 800,000   
Bob OjedaP29$ 650,000   
Kevin McReynoldsLF-OF27$ 625,000   
Wally Backman2B27$ 550,000   
Doug SiskP29$ 330,000   
Sid FernandezP24$ 308,000   
Roger McDowellP26$ 305,000   
Howard Johnson3B-SS26$ 297,500   
Tim Teufel2B28$ 277,500   
Bill AlmonSS-3B34$ 250,000   
Rafael SantanaSS29$ 250,000   
Lenny DykstraCF-OF24$ 202,500   
Rick AguileraP25$ 195,000   
Terry LeachP33$ 95,000   
Randy MyersP24$ 68,000   
David ConeP24$ 62,500   
Barry LyonsC27$ 62,500   
Dave Magadan3B-1B24$ 62,500   
Lee MazzilliOF-1B32$ 62,500   
Keith Miller2B-CF24$ 62,500   
Al PedriqueSS26$ 62,500   
Mark Carreon1B-LF23$ 60,000   
Tom EdensP26$ 60,000   
Kevin ElsterSS22$ 60,000   
Bob GibsonP30$ 60,000   
Clint HurdleOF29$ 60,000   
Jeff InnisP24$ 60,000   
Gregg JefferiesLF-2B19$ 60,000   
Randy Milligan1B25$ 60,000   
John MitchellP21$ 60,000   
Don SchulzeP24$ 60,000   
Gene WalterP26$ 60,000   


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