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1997 New York Mets (MLB)

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W-L Record: 88-74 .543
Rank: 3rd in National League East
Run Differential: 777-709 + 68
Roster Continuity 61.48% 19/28
Manager(s): Bobby Valentine
General Manager: Joe McIlvaine (1997-07-15), Steve Phillips
Location: New York, New York
Ballpark: Shea Stadium
Payroll: $ 38,474,567 16/28
Attendance: 1,766,174 19/28
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Geoff Goetz (#6) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Bruce Benedict
Bullpen Coach: Randy Niemann
First Base Coach: Mookie Wilson
Hitting Coach: Tom Robson
Pitching Coach: Bob Apodaca
Third Base Coach: Cookie Rojas

#1 Draft Picks

Carl Everett (#10), Brian McRae (#17), Brian Bohanon (#19), Gary Thurman (#21), Pete Harnisch (#27), Bobby Jones (#36)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10161.623--
9270.5689.0
8874.54313.0
7884.48123.0
6894.42033.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
5John Olerud1B28   52490154
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1020085671350819.294.400.489889.195.357.2980.7923.8256630
13Edgardo Alfonzo3B23   51884163
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2
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10
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72116635650854.315.391.432823.118.249.3350.8951.8224599
23Bernard GilkeyLF30   51885129
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7871170111610129.249.338.417755.168.295.2771.5928.8216606
42Butch HuskeyRF25   47161135
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81852584150821.287.319.503822.217.276.2993.3619.6237505
8Carlos Baerga2B28   46753131
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52262054313513.281.311.396707.116.150.2982.7051.9185498
3Carl EverettCF-RF26   44358110
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571793210273323.248.308.420728.172.262.2923.1931.6186487
9Todd HundleyC28   41778114
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30
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8623831163160510.273.394.549943.276.472.3041.4013.9229508
0Rey OrdonezSS24   3563577
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3311518361314210.216.255.256511.039.107.2372.00356.091391
1Lance JohnsonCF33   2654382
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6
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241510332102016.309.385.404789.094.238.3320.64265.0107299
22Alex OchoaRF25   2383158
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2234183220227.244.300.349649.105.176.2681.7879.383262
17Luis LopezSS26   1781948
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1924124242202.270.330.365695.096.152.3483.50178.065196
15Matt Franco3B27   1632145
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2110132304004.276.330.399729.123.209.2961.7732.665176
6Manny Alexander2B-SS26   1492637
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3
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1511093811113.248.294.389683.141.275.3184.2274.558161
56Brian McRaeCF29   1452336
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1534132220112.248.317.414731.166.248.2611.6929.060162
43Todd PrattC30   1061230
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1901133220001.283.372.396768.113.226.3892.4653.042121
29Steve BieserCF-LF29   691617
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0042372041010.246.346.290636.043.130.3402.86--2081
28Bobby JonesP27   6248
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0030031800400.129.169.161330.032.081.1826.00--1069
30Alberto CastilloC27   59312
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0070191600213.203.304.220524.017.153.2731.78--1371
35Rick ReedP31   57610
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50031800600.175.217.316533.140.193.2376.0057.01866
19Jason Hardtke2B25   56915
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8114611013.268.323.411734.143.214.2651.5028.02362
38Dave MlickiP29   4839
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0030032200311.188.231.250481.063.125.3337.33--1255
54Mark ClarkP29   4312
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20021900400.047.089.116205.070.116.0439.5043.0549
46Brian BohanonP28   3306
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00040001500110.182.176.182358.000.000.316----635
40Armando ReynosoP31   2937
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30021500010.241.281.345626.103.172.4297.5029.01032
12Shawn Gilbert2B-SS32   2233
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1101800000.136.174.273447.136.227.1548.0022.0623
10Roberto Petagine1B26   1521
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0002003600000.067.222.067289.000.200.1112.00--118
6Carlos MendozaCF-LF17   1263
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0001004220000.250.500.250750.000.333.3000.50--318
49Joe CrawfordP27   11000000000500000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----011
27Pete HarnischP30   8000000000300100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----09
44Jason IsringhausenP24   711
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0001000400110.143.125.143268.000.000.250----19
33Andy TomberlinRF-LF30   702
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0000001300000.286.375.286661.000.143.5003.00--28
39Juan AcevedoP27   6000000000500100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
10Gary ThurmanCF-LF32   601
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0000010000001.167.167.167334.000-.167.167----16
11Cory LidleP25   5100000001400000.000.167.000167.000.200.0004.00--06
36Greg McMichaelP30   302
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0000000100000.667.667.6671334.000.0001.000----23
26Barry ManuelP31   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
99Turk WendellP30   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
48Ricardo JordanP27   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
18Takashi KashiwadaP26   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
10Kevin Morgan3B27   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
25Yorkis PerezP29   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
43Toby BorlandP28   0000000000000100-----------01
Batting Totals224655247771448274281537409774550102957455859122.262.326.405731.143.247.2941.8736.122376191
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
35Rick Reed31   1392.9033312000208.1186766719311130051.048.050.821.344.893.65
38Dave Mlicki29   8123.9932321100193.2194898621761575151.399.000.973.537.282.07
28Bobby Jones27   1593.6430302100193.1177887824631253121.248.251.122.945.831.98
54Mark Clark29   874.2523221000142.015874671847724031.4410.011.142.984.561.53
46Brian Bohanon28   643.831914000094.1954940934663141.379.100.863.266.321.94
40Armando Reynoso31   634.551616110091.1954746729474161.369.400.692.874.651.62
36Greg McMichael30   7102.977300023787.2733429827815021.147.470.822.768.283.00
11Cory Lidle25   723.515420020281.2863832720542031.299.440.772.205.932.70
31John Franco36   532.5559000533660.0491817320536011.157.350.453.007.952.65
39Juan Acevedo27   313.56252004047.2522419622330141.549.751.134.136.191.50
49Joe Crawford27   433.33192009046.1361817713250101.077.041.372.544.891.92
18Takashi Kashiwada26   314.353500011031.1351515418194031.7110.161.165.235.521.06
44Jason Isringhausen24   227.5066000029.2402725322253012.0712.000.906.607.501.14
48Ricardo Jordan27   125.33220004027.0311716115190021.7010.330.335.006.331.27
51Mel Rojas30   025.192300012226.124171546321001.158.311.382.0811.085.33
27Pete Harnisch30   017.9665000025.2352423511121001.7712.121.733.814.151.09
26Barry Manuel31   015.19190006025.2351815613210111.8512.122.084.507.271.62
99Turk Wendell30   005.06130003116.115109314100001.818.441.697.885.630.71
43Toby Borland28   016.23130005113.1119911473001.927.620.699.694.850.50
50Ricky Trlicek28   008.009000409.010982542001.6710.002.005.004.000.80
25Yorkis Perez29   018.009000108.215882471002.1115.002.004.007.001.75
Batting Totals88743.95538162731554914591452709641160504982477421.348.960.993.116.061.95
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Todd HundleyC12267854106.9870.00
Todd PrattC361862223.9900.00
Alberto CastilloC34142820.9870.00
Steve BieserC220001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John Olerud1B14612921207125.9950.00
Butch Huskey1B2218210219.9900.00
Matt Franco1B13504051.0000.00
Roberto Petagine1B693001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Carlos Baerga2B1312443711488.9780.00
Manny Alexander2B312864217.9790.00
Jason Hardtke2B21252617.9810.00
Luis Lopez2B20344038.9610.00
Shawn Gilbert2B86111.8750.00
Edgardo Alfonzo2B346001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Edgardo Alfonzo3B143822691229.9670.00
Matt Franco3B39114846.9370.00
Butch Huskey3B15172273.8480.00
Luis Lopez3B441311.9440.00
Shawn Gilbert3B313001.0000.00
Manny Alexander3B101001.0000.00
Jason Hardtke3B10000.0000.00
Kevin Morgan3B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rey OrdonezSS118171355971.9830.00
Luis LopezSS4541103521.9660.00
Manny AlexanderSS263165210.9800.00
Edgardo AlfonzoSS121215031.0000.00
Shawn GilbertSS644001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bernard GilkeyLF1362491732.9890.00
Butch HuskeyLF3047430.9440.00
Steve BieserLF9121001.0000.00
Carl EverettLF9100001.0000.00
Gary ThurmanLF310001.0000.00
Carlos MendozaLF220001.0000.00
Matt FrancoLF10000.0000.00
Shawn GilbertLF10000.0000.00
Roberto PetagineLF110001.0000.00
Andy TomberlinLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Carl EverettCF71113442.9670.00
Lance JohnsonCF66152442.9750.00
Brian McRaeCF4165130.9570.00
Steve BieserCF13181001.0000.00
Alex OchoaCF450001.0000.00
Gary ThurmanCF430001.0000.00
Carlos MendozaCF330001.0000.00
Bernard GilkeyCF120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alex OchoaRF8499721.9810.00
Butch HuskeyRF72131231.9780.00
Carl EverettRF65103431.9730.00
Steve BieserRF10000.0000.00
Gary ThurmanRF10000.0000.00
Andy TomberlinRF120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Greg McMichaelP7387913021.0002.27
John FrancoP5960414011.0002.70
Cory LidleP548158001.0001.44
Takashi KashiwadaP35314510.9002.60
Rick ReedP33208222722.9612.12
Dave MlickiP32193111721.9331.30
Bobby JonesP30193143512.9802.28
Juan AcevedoP25473910.9232.29
Mark ClarkP2314262211.9661.77
Mel RojasP232622001.0001.38
Ricardo JordanP222705011.0001.67
Brian BohanonP1994213001.0001.43
Joe CrawfordP194619001.0001.95
Barry ManuelP19252110.7501.07
Armando ReynosoP169171711.9602.37
Toby BorlandP13132110.7502.06
Turk WendellP131633021.0003.35
Yorkis PerezP980000.0000.00
Ricky TrlicekP9912001.0003.00
Pete HarnischP62534021.0002.50
Jason IsringhausenP62931001.0001.23
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Butch HuskeyDH4.0000.00
Bernard GilkeyDH2.0000.00
Matt FrancoDH1.0000.00
Todd HundleyDH1.0000.00
Alex OchoaDH1.0000.00
Todd PrattDH1.0000.00


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