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1976 New York MetsSeason Roster
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Jay Kleven played for the 1976 New York Mets
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameMets
LocationNew York,New York
Record86-76 (3rd in National League East)League Rank5thMLB Rank9th
BallparkShea Stadium
ManagerJoe FrazierGeneral ManagerJoe McDonald
CoachesPhil Cavarretta (Hitting Coach), Willie Mays (Assistant Coach), Roy McMillan (First Base Coach), Joe Pignatano (Bullpen Coach), Rube Walker (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickTom Thurberg (#13)
Attendance1,468,754 (Rank: 7th)
Years Available1962-2018

Team History -- 1976 Statistics -- 1976 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1976 New York Mets.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1976 baseball season.

1976 New York Mets Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
34Bob ApodacaP5-11 170 R-R 1950-01-31 26Los Angeles,California MLB1973-19811973-1977   Cerritos Col, Cal St Los Angeles
1971-   UDFA-NYN
 
18Benny AyalaOF6-1 185 R-R 1951-02-07 25Yauco,Puerto Rico MLB1971-19851974-1985  
1971-   UDFA-NYN
 
21Billy BaldwinOF6-0 175 L-L 1951-06-09 25Tazewell,Virginia MLB1975-19781975-1976Buchtel (Akron,OH)So.U.
1972-   UDFA-DET
 
45Rick BaldwinP6-3 180 L-R 1953-06-01 23Fresno,California MLB1975-19781975-1977Downey (Modesto,CA)
1971- 9- 212-NYN
 
4Bruce BoisclairOF6-2 190 L-L 1952-12-09 23Putnam,Connecticut MLB1974-19791974-1979Killingly (Killingly,CT)
1970-20- 486-NYN
 
23Leon BrownOF6-0 185 R-R 1949-11-16 26Sacramento,California MLB1976-19801976-1976Grant Union (Sacramento,CA)Sacramento St
1966- 9- 176-BAL
 
25Jim DwyerOF5-10 175 L-L 1950-01-03 26Evergreen Park,Illinois MLB1971-19901973-1990St. Laurence (Burbank,IL)So.Illinois U.
1971- 1-   1-PIT
 
39Nino EspinosaP6-1 192 R-R 1953-08-15 22Villa Altagralia,Dom Rep MLB1971-19811974-1981  
1970-   UDFA-NYN
 
1Leo Foster3B-SS5-11 165 R-R 1951-02-02 25Covington,Kentucky MLB1969-19781971-1977Holmes (Covington,KY)
1969- 2-  36-ATL
 
11Wayne Garrett3B5-11 183 L-R 1947-12-03 28Brooksville,Florida MLB1965-19781969-1978Sarasota (Sarasota,FL)
1965- 6- 104-MLB
 
15Jerry GroteC5-10 190 R-R 1942-10-06 33San Antonio,Texas MLB1963-19851963-1981MacArthur (San Antonio,TX)Trinity U.
1962-   UDFA-HOU
 
19Tom HallP6-0 155 L-L 1947-11-23 28Thomasville,North Carolina MLB1966-19771968-1977Ramona (Riverside,CA)
1966- 3-  53-MIN
 
3Bud HarrelsonSS5-11 160 B-R 1944-06-06 32Niles,California MLB1963-19801965-1980Royal Sunset (Hayward,CA)San Francisco St
1963-   UDFA-NYN
 
12Jack HeidemannSS6-0 178 R-R 1949-07-11 26Brenham,Texas MLB1967-19791969-1977Brenham (Brenham,TX)
1967- 1-  11-CLE
 
42Ron HodgesC6-1 185 L-R 1949-06-22 27Rocky Mount,Virginia MLB1972-19841973-1984Franklin County (Rocky Mount,VA)Appalachian St
1972- 2-  47-NYN
 
26Dave KingmanOF6-6 210 R-R 1948-12-21 27Pendleton,Oregon MLB1970-19871971-1986Prospect (Mount Prospect,IL)USC
1970- 1-   1-SFN
 
22Jay KlevenC6-2 190 R-R 1949-12-02 26Oakland,California MLB1976-19771976-1976San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo,CA)Cal St East Bay
1971-   UDFA-NYN
 
36Jerry KoosmanP6-2 208 R-L 1943-12-23 32Appleton,Minnesota MLB1965-19851967-1985West Central School of Agriculture (Morris,MN)Minnesota-Morris
1964-   UDFA-NYN
 
7Ed Kranepool1B6-3 215 L-L 1944-11-08 31New York,New York MLB1962-19791962-1979James Monroe (Bronx,NY)
1962-   UDFA-NYN
 
38Skip LockwoodP6-0 200 R-R 1946-08-17 29Wayland,Massachusetts MLB1965-19811965-1980Catholic Memorial (West Roxbury,MA)
1964-   UDFA-KC1
 
29Mickey LolichP6-0 210 B-L 1940-09-12 35Portland,Oregon MLB1959-19791963-1979Lincoln (Portland,OR)
1958-   UDFA-DET
 
11Pepe MangualOF5-10 165 R-R 1952-05-23 24Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1970-19841972-1977  
1969-   UDFA-MON
 
32Jon MatlackP6-3 205 L-L 1950-01-19 26West Chester,Pennsylvania MLB1967-19831971-1983Henderson (West Chester,PA)
1967- 1-   4-NYN
 
12Lee MazzilliOF6-1 185 B-R 1955-03-25 21New York,New York MLB1974-19891976-1989Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn,NY)
1973- 1-  14-NYN
 
17Felix Millan2B5-11 172 R-R 1943-08-21 32Yabucoa,Puerto Rico MLB1964-19771966-1977  
1964-   UDFA-KC1
 
28John MilnerOF6-0 185 L-L 1949-12-28 26Atlanta,Georgia MLB1968-19821971-1982South Fulton (East Point,GA)
1968-14- 301-NYN
 
44Bob MyrickP6-1 195 R-L 1952-10-01 23Hattiesburg,Mississippi MLB1976-19811976-1978Blair (Hattiesburg,MS)Mississippi St
1974-20- 461-NYN
 
5Mike PhillipsSS6-1 185 L-R 1950-08-19 25Beaumont,Texas MLB1969-19831973-1983MacArthur (Irving,TX)
1969- 1-  18-SFN
 
33Ken SandersP5-11 185 R-R 1941-07-08 34St. Louis,Missouri MLB1960-19771964-1976St. Louis University (St. Louis,MO)
1960-   UDFA-KC1
 
41Tom SeaverP6-1 206 R-R 1944-11-17 31Fresno,California MLB1966-19861967-1986Fresno (Fresno,CA)USC
1966- 1-  19-ATL
 
2Roy Staiger3B6-0 195 R-R 1950-01-06 26Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1975-19801975-1979Will Rogers (Tulsa,OK)Bacone Col
1970- 1-  24-NYN
 
16John StearnsC6-0 185 R-R 1951-08-21 24Denver,Colorado MLB1971-19851974-1984Jefferson (Denver,CO)Colorado
1973- 1-   2-PHI
 
27Craig SwanP6-3 215 R-R 1950-11-30 25Van Nuys,California MLB1969-19841973-1984Millikan (Long Beach,CA)Arizona St
1972- 3-  61-NYN
 
9Joe Torre1B6-1 210 R-R 1940-07-18 35Brooklyn,New York MLB1960-19771960-1977St. Francis Prep (Flushing,NY)
1959-   UDFA-MLB
 
25Del UnserOF6-1 180 L-L 1944-12-09 31Decatur,Illinois MLB1966-19821968-1982St. Teresa (Decatur,IL)Mississippi St
1966- 4-  59-PIT
 
6Mike VailOF6-0 185 R-R 1951-11-10 24San Francisco,California MLB1971-19841975-1984Archbishop Mitty (San Jose,CA)
1971- 4-  85-SLN
 
30Hank WebbP6-3 175 R-R 1950-05-21 26Copiague,New York MLB1969-19781972-1977Copiague (Copiague,NY)
1968-10- 205-NYN
 
37 Players