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1979 New York MetsSeason Roster
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John Stearns played for the 1979 New York Mets
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameMets
LocationNew York,New York
Record63-99 (6th in National League East)League Rank12thMLB Rank24th
ManagerJoe TorreGeneral ManagerJoe McDonald
CoachesChuck Cottier (Third Base Coach), Willie Mays (Assistant Coach), Joe Pignatano (Bullpen Coach), Dick Sisler (Hitting Coach), Denny Somers (Assistant Coach), Rube Walker (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickTim Leary (#2)
Minor League AffiliatesTidewater Tides (AAA) 73-67 ... Jackson Mets (AA) 70-65 ... Lynchburg Mets (A+) 61-73 ... Grays Harbor Loggers (A-) 19-52 ... Little Falls Mets (A-) 31-39 ...
Years Available1962-2017

Team History -- 1979 Statistics -- 1979 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 1979 New York Mets.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 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)
46Neil AllenP6-2 190 R-R 1958-01-24 21Kansas City,Kansas MLB1976-19901979-1989Bishop Ward (Kansas City,KS)
1976-11- 253-NYN
 
43Juan BerenguerP5-11 225 R-R 1954-11-30 24Aguadulce,Panama MLB1975-19971978-1992      
28Dwight BernardP6-2 170 R-R 1952-05-31 27Mount 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 26Putnam,Connecticut MLB1974-19791974-1979Killingly (Killingly,CT)
1970-20- 486-NYN
 
26Ray BurrisP6-5 200 R-R 1950-08-22 28Idabel,Oklahoma MLB1972-19871973-1987Duke (Duke,OK)Southwestern Oklahoma St
1972-17- 399-CHN
 
6Jose CardenalOF5-10 150 R-R 1943-10-07 35Matanza,Cuba MLB1961-19801963-1980      
10Kelvin Chapman2B5-11 172 R-R 1956-06-02 23Willits,California MLB1976-19851979-1985Ukiah (Ukiah,CA)Santa Rosa Junior Col    
35Dock EllisP6-3 210 B-R 1945-03-11 34Los Angeles,California MLB1964-19791968-1979Gardena (Gardena,CA)Los Angeles Harbor Col    
33Pete FalconeP6-2 185 L-L 1953-10-01 25Brooklyn,New York MLB1973-19891975-1984Lafayette (Brooklyn,NY)Kingsborough CC
1973- 2-  38-ATL
 
1Sergio Ferrer3B5-7 145 B-R 1951-01-29 28Santurce,Puerto Rico MLB1974-19811974-1979      
17Gil FloresOF6-0 185 R-R 1952-10-27 26Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1977-19841977-1979      
23Doug Flynn2B5-11 165 R-R 1951-04-18 28Lexington,Kentucky MLB1972-19851975-1985Bryan Station (Lexington,KY)Kentucky    
19Tim FoliSS6-0 179 R-R 1950-12-08 28Culver City,California MLB1968-19851970-1985Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks,CA)
1968- 1-   1-NYN
 
48Ed GlynnP6-2 180 R-L 1953-06-03 26Flushing,New York MLB1972-19901975-1985Francis Lewis (Queens,NY)    
44Andy HasslerP6-5 220 L-L 1951-10-18 27Texas City,Texas MLB1970-19851971-1985Palo Verde (Tucson,AZ)
1969-25- 581-CAL
 
32Tom HausmanP6-5 200 R-R 1953-03-31 26Mobridge,South Dakota MLB1971-19831975-1982La Verne (La Verne,CA)
1971-10- 226-MIL
 
3Richie Hebner3B6-1 200 L-R 1947-11-26 31Boston,Massachusetts MLB1966-19851968-1985Norwood (Norwood,MA)
1966- 1-  15-PIT
 
5Steve HendersonOF6-2 190 R-R 1952-11-18 26Houston,Texas MLB1974-19891977-1988Yates (Houston,TX)Prairie View A&M U.
1974- 5- 119-CIN
 
42Ron HodgesC6-1 185 L-R 1949-06-22 30Rocky 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 25Opelika,Alabama MLB1975-19871977-1986Opelika (Opelika,AL)
1972-12- 273-HOU
 
49Kevin KobelP6-1 195 R-L 1953-10-02 25Buffalo,New York MLB1971-19821973-1980Saint Francis (Athol Springs,NY)
1971-11- 250-MIL
 
7Ed Kranepool1B6-3 215 L-L 1944-11-08 34New York,New York MLB1962-19791962-1979James Monroe (Bronx,NY)    
38Skip LockwoodP6-0 200 R-R 1946-08-17 32Wayland,Massachusetts MLB1965-19811965-1980Catholic Memorial (West Roxbury,MA)    
21Elliott MaddoxOF5-11 181 R-R 1947-12-21 31East Orange,New Jersey MLB1968-19811970-1980Union (Union,NJ)Michigan
1968- 1-  20-DET
 
16Lee MazzilliOF6-1 185 B-R 1955-03-25 24New York,New York MLB1974-19891976-1989Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn,NY)
1973- 1-  14-NYN
 
25Willie Montanez1B6-1 193 L-L 1948-04-01 31Catano,Puerto Rico MLB1965-19821966-1982      
22Dale MurrayP6-4 205 R-R 1950-02-02 29Cuero,Texas MLB1970-19851974-1985   Blinn Col
1970-18- 418-MON
 
8Dan NormanOF6-2 195 R-R 1955-01-11 24Los Angeles,California MLB1974-19871977-1982Kennedy (Barstow,CA)Barstow Col
1974-15- 359-CIN
 
47,61Jesse OroscoP6-2 205 R-L 1957-04-01 22Santa Barbara,California MLB1978-20031979-2003Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara,CA)Santa Barbara City Col
1978- 2-  41-MIN
 
20John PacellaP6-3 195 R-R 1956-09-15 22Brooklyn,New York MLB1974-19881977-1986Connetquot (Bohemia,NY)
1974- 4-  89-NYN
 
45Jeff ReardonP6-1 195 R-R 1955-10-01 23Dalton,Massachusetts MLB1974-19941979-1994Wahconah Regional (Dalton,MA)Massachusetts
1973-23- 527-MON
 
30Mike ScottP6-3 215 R-R 1955-04-26 24Santa Monica,California MLB1974-19911979-1991Hawthorne (Hawthorne,CA)Pepperdine U.
1976- 2-  37-NYN
 
12John StearnsC6-0 185 R-R 1951-08-21 27Denver,Colorado MLB1971-19851974-1984Jefferson (Denver,CO)Colorado
1973- 1-   2-PHI
 
27Craig SwanP6-3 215 R-R 1950-11-30 28Van Nuys,California MLB1969-19841973-1984Millikan (Long Beach,CA)Arizona St
1972- 3-  61-NYN
 
11Frank TaverasSS6-0 168 R-R 1949-12-24 29Las Matas De Santa Cruz,Dom Rep MLB1968-19821972-1982      
29Alex TrevinoC-3B5-11 170 R-R 1957-08-26 21Monterrey,Mexico MLB1973-19921978-1990      
36Wayne TwitchellP6-6 220 R-R 1948-03-10 31Portland,Oregon MLB1966-19791970-1979Wilson (Portland,OR)
1966- 1-   3-HOU
 
18Joel YoungbloodOF6-0 180 R-R 1951-08-28 27Houston,Texas MLB1970-19891976-1989Austin (Houston,TX)
1970- 2-  40-CIN
 
40Pat ZachryP6-5 180 R-R 1952-04-24 27Richmond,Texas MLB1970-19851976-1985Richfield (Waco,TX)
1970-19- 454-CIN
 
39 Players