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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
  • 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 1997 New York Mets season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    39Juan AcevedoP6-2220R-R271995COL: 1992-14-403MLB--
    6Manny AlexanderSS-2B5-10180R-R261992Not draftedMLB--
    13Edgardo Alfonzo3B-2B5-11187R-R231995Not draftedMLB--
    8Carlos Baerga2B5-11215B-R281990Not draftedMLB--
    29Steve BieserCF-LF5-10170L-R291997PHI: 1989-32-820MLB--
    46Brian BohanonP6-2240L-L281990TEX: 1987-1-19MLB--
    43Toby BorlandP6-6193R-R281994PHI: 1987-27-696MLB--
    30Alberto CastilloC6-0185R-R271995Not draftedMLB--
    54Mark ClarkP6-5235R-R291991SLN: 1988-9-236MLB--
    49Joe CrawfordP6-3225L-L271997NYN: 1991-17-459MLB--
    3Carl EverettCF-RF6-0190B-R261993NYA: 1990-1-10MLB--
    31John FrancoP5-10185L-L361984LAN: 1981-5-125MLB--
    15Matt Franco1B-3B6-2200L-R271995CHN: 1987-7-166MLB--
    12Shawn GilbertLF-2B5-9185R-R321997MIN: 1987-12-295MLB--
    23Bernard GilkeyLF6-0200R-R301990Not draftedMLB--
    19Jason Hardtke2B-3B5-10175B-R251996CLE: 1990-3-81MLB--
    27Pete HarnischP6-0228R-R301988BAL: 1987-1-27MLB--
    9Todd HundleyC5-11199B-R281990NYN: 1987-2-39MLB--
    42Butch HuskeyRF-1B6-3244R-R251993NYN: 1989-7-190MLB--
    44Jason IsringhausenP6-3210R-R241995NYN: 1991-44-1157MLB-Free Agent
    1Lance JohnsonCF5-11165L-L331987SLN: 1984-6-139MLB--
    28Bobby JonesP6-4225R-R271993NYN: 1991-1-36MLB--
    48Ricardo JordanP6-0190L-L271995TOR: 1990-37-995MLB--
    18Takashi KashiwadaP5-11165L-L261997Not draftedMLB--
    11Cory LidleP5-11180R-R251997Not draftedMLB--
    17Luis LopezSS-2B5-11166B-R261993Not draftedMLB--
    26Barry ManuelP5-11185R-R311991TEX: 1987-2-51MLB--
    36Greg McMichaelP6-3215R-R301993CLE: 1988-7-163MLB--
    56Brian McRaeCF6-0195B-R291990KCA: 1985-1-17MLB--
    6Carlos MendozaLF-CF6-1188B-R171997Not draftedMLB--
    38Dave MlickiP6-4205R-R291992CLE: 1990-17-460MLB--
    10Kevin Morgan3B6-1170R-R271997DET: 1991-30-790MLB--
    22Alex OchoaRF-LF6-0195R-R251995BAL: 1991-3-82MLB--
    5John Olerud1B6-5220L-L281989TOR: 1989-3-79MLB--
    0Rey OrdonezSS5-9159R-R241996Not draftedMLB--
    25Yorkis PerezP6-0180B-L291991Not draftedMLB--
    10Roberto Petagine1B6-1215L-L261994Not draftedMLB--
    43Todd PrattC6-3230R-R301992BOS: 1985-6-153MLB--
    35Rick ReedP6-1195R-R311988PIT: 1986-26-644MLB--
    40Armando ReynosoP6-0204R-R311991Not draftedMLB--
    51Mel RojasP5-11212R-R301990Not draftedMLB--
    10Gary ThurmanRF-LF5-10165R-R321987KCA: 1983-1-21MLB--
    33Andy TomberlinRF-LF5-11185L-L301993Not draftedMLB--
    50Ricky TrlicekP6-2200R-R281992PHI: 1987-4-104MLB--
    99Turk WendellP6-2205L-R301993ATL: 1988-5-112MLB--

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