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1978 New York MetsSeason Roster
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Ron Hodges played for the 1978 New York Mets
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameMets
LocationNew York,New York
Record66-96 (6th in National League East)League Rank12thMLB Rank24th
BallparkShea Stadium
ManagerJoe TorreGeneral ManagerJoe McDonald
CoachesPhil Cavarretta (Hitting Coach), Dal Maxvill (Assistant Coach), Willie Mays (Assistant Coach), Joe Pignatano (Bullpen Coach), Denny Somers (Assistant Coach), Rube Walker (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickHubie Brooks (#3)
Attendance1,007,328 (Rank: 20th)
Minor League AffiliatesTidewater Tides (AAA) 69-71 ... Jackson Mets (AA) 76-58 ... Lynchburg Mets (A+) 73-64 ... Wausau Mets (A) 55-81 ... Little Falls Mets (A-) 29-42 ...
Years Available1962-2018

Team History -- 1978 Statistics -- 1978 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 1978 New York Mets.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1978 baseball season.

1978 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)
15Butch BentonC6-1 190 R-R 1957-08-24 20Tampa,Florida MLB1977-19911978-1985Godby (Tallahassee,FL)
1975- 1-   6-NYN
 
43Juan BerenguerP5-11 225 R-R 1954-11-30 23Aguadulce,Panama MLB1975-19971978-1992  
1975-   UDFA-NYN
 
28Dwight BernardP6-2 170 R-R 1952-05-31 26Mount Vernon,Illinois MLB1974-19851978-1982Mount Vernon Township (Mount Vernon,IL)Belmont U.
1974- 2-  41-NYN
 
4Bruce BoisclairOF6-2 190 L-L 1952-12-09 25Putnam,Connecticut MLB1974-19791974-1979Killingly (Killingly,CT)
1970-20- 486-NYN
 
26Mike BruhertP6-6 220 R-R 1951-06-24 27Jamaica,New York MLB1977-19821978-1978  
1971-   UDFA-NYN
 
47Mardie CornejoP6-3 200 R-R 1951-08-05 26Wellington,Kansas MLB1973-19791978-1978   Tulsa
1973-21- 493-NYN
 
39Nino EspinosaP6-1 192 R-R 1953-08-15 24Villa Altagralia,Dom Rep MLB1971-19811974-1981  
1970-   UDFA-NYN
 
3Sergio FerrerSS5-7 145 B-R 1951-01-29 27Santurce,Puerto Rico MLB1974-19811974-1979  
1970-   UDFA-LAN
 
17Gil FloresOF6-0 185 R-R 1952-10-27 25Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1977-19841977-1979  
1970-   UDFA-BAL
 
23Doug Flynn2B5-11 165 R-R 1951-04-18 27Lexington,Kentucky MLB1972-19851975-1985Bryan Station (Lexington,KY)Kentucky
1971-   UDFA-CIN
 
19Tim FoliSS6-0 179 R-R 1950-12-08 27Culver City,California MLB1968-19851970-1985Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks,CA)
1968- 1-   1-NYN
 
2Tom GrieveOF6-2 190 R-R 1948-03-04 30Pittsfield,Massachusetts MLB1967-19791970-1979Pittsfield (Pittsfield,MA)
1966- 1-   6-WS2
 
32Tom HausmanP6-5 200 R-R 1953-03-31 25Mobridge,South Dakota MLB1971-19831975-1982La Verne (La Verne,CA)
1971-10- 226-MIL
 
10Ken HendersonOF6-2 180 B-R 1946-06-15 32Carroll,Iowa MLB1964-19801965-1980Clairemont (San Diego,CA)
1967-42- 760-NYN
 
5Steve HendersonOF6-2 190 R-R 1952-11-18 25Houston,Texas MLB1974-19891977-1988Yates (Houston,TX)Prairie View A&M U.
1974- 5- 119-CIN
 
42Ron HodgesC6-1 185 L-R 1949-06-22 29Rocky Mount,Virginia MLB1972-19841973-1984Franklin County (Rocky Mount,VA)Appalachian St
1972- 2-  47-NYN
 
31Roy Lee JacksonP6-2 194 R-R 1954-05-01 24Opelika,Alabama MLB1975-19871977-1986Opelika (Opelika,AL)
1972-12- 273-HOU
 
49Kevin KobelP6-1 195 R-L 1953-10-02 24Buffalo,New York MLB1971-19821973-1980Saint Francis (Athol Springs,NY)
1971-11- 250-MIL
 
36Jerry KoosmanP6-2 208 R-L 1943-12-23 34Appleton,Minnesota MLB1965-19851967-1985West Central School of Agriculture (Morris,MN)Minnesota-Morris
1964-   UDFA-NYN
 
7Ed KranepoolOF6-3 215 L-L 1944-11-08 33New York,New York MLB1962-19791962-1979James Monroe (Bronx,NY)
1962-   UDFA-NYN
 
38Skip LockwoodP6-0 200 R-R 1946-08-17 31Wayland,Massachusetts MLB1965-19811965-1980Catholic Memorial (West Roxbury,MA)
1964-   UDFA-KC1
 
21Elliott MaddoxOF-3B5-11 181 R-R 1947-12-21 30East Orange,New Jersey MLB1968-19811970-1980Union (Union,NJ)Michigan
1968- 1-  20-DET
 
16Lee MazzilliOF6-1 185 B-R 1955-03-25 23New York,New York MLB1974-19891976-1989Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn,NY)
1973- 1-  14-NYN
 
45Butch MetzgerP6-1 185 R-R 1952-05-23 26Lafayette,Indiana MLB1974-19801974-1978Kennedy (Sacramento,CA)
1970- 2-  41-SFN
 
25Willie Montanez1B6-1 193 L-L 1948-04-01 30Catano,Puerto Rico MLB1965-19821966-1982  
1965-   UDFA-SLN
 
22Dale MurrayP6-4 205 R-R 1950-02-02 28Cuero,Texas MLB1970-19851974-1985   Blinn Col
1970-18- 418-MON
 
44Bob MyrickP6-1 195 R-L 1952-10-01 25Hattiesburg,Mississippi MLB1976-19811976-1978Blair (Hattiesburg,MS)Mississippi St
1974-20- 461-NYN
 
33Dan NormanOF6-2 195 R-R 1955-01-11 23Los Angeles,California MLB1974-19871977-1982Kennedy (Barstow,CA)Barstow Col
1974-15- 359-CIN
 
11Len Randle3B5-10 169 B-R 1949-02-12 29Long Beach,California MLB1969-19821971-1982Centennial (Compton,CA)Arizona St
1970- 1-  10-WS2
 
43Paul SiebertP6-2 205 L-L 1953-06-05 25Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1974-19791974-1978Edina (Edina,MN)
1971- 3-  60-HOU
 
12John StearnsC6-0 185 R-R 1951-08-21 26Denver,Colorado MLB1971-19851974-1984Jefferson (Denver,CO)Colorado
1973- 1-   2-PHI
 
27Craig SwanP6-3 215 R-R 1950-11-30 27Van Nuys,California MLB1969-19841973-1984Millikan (Long Beach,CA)Arizona St
1972- 3-  61-NYN
 
29Alex TrevinoC5-11 170 R-R 1957-08-26 20Monterrey,Mexico MLB1973-19921978-1990  
1974-   UDFA-NYN
 
1Bobby Valentine2B5-10 189 R-R 1950-05-13 28Stamford,Connecticut MLB1968-19791969-1979Rippowam (Stamford,CT)USC
1968- 1-   5-LAN
 
18Joel YoungbloodOF-2B6-0 180 R-R 1951-08-28 26Houston,Texas MLB1970-19891976-1989Austin (Houston,TX)
1970- 2-  40-CIN
 
40Pat ZachryP6-5 180 R-R 1952-04-24 26Richmond,Texas MLB1970-19851976-1985Richfield (Waco,TX)
1970-19- 454-CIN
 
36 Players