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1981 New York MetsSeason Roster
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Ellis Valentine played for the 1981 New York Mets
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameMets
LocationNew York,New York
Record41-62 (5th in National League East)League Rank10thMLB Rank21st
BallparkShea Stadium
ManagerJoe TorreGeneral ManagerFrank Cashen
CoachesChuck Cottier (Third Base Coach), Bob Gibson (Pitching Coach), Deron Johnson (Hitting Coach), Joe Pignatano (First Base Coach), Rube Walker (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickTerry Blocker (#4)
Attendance704,244 (Rank: 18th)
Minor League AffiliatesTidewater Tides (AAA) 70-68 ... Jackson Mets (AA) 29-39 ... Lynchburg Mets (A+) 71-69 ... Shelby Mets (A) 59-83 ... Little Falls Mets (A-) 31-39 ... Kingsport Mets (Rk) 21-49 ...
Years Available1962-2018

Team History -- 1981 Statistics -- 1981 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 1981 New York Mets.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1981 baseball season.

1981 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)
13Neil AllenP6-2 190 R-R 1958-01-24 23Kansas City,Kansas MLB1976-19901979-1989Bishop Ward (Kansas City,KS)
1976-11- 253-NYN
 
6Wally Backman2B5-9 168 B-R 1959-09-22 21Hillsboro,Oregon MLB1977-19931980-1993Aloha (Aloha,OR)
1977- 1-  16-NYN
 
4Bob BailorSS-OF5-11 170 R-R 1951-07-10 29Connellsville,Pennsylvania MLB1970-19851975-1985Connellsville Area (Connellsville,PA)
1969-   UDFA-BAL
 
36Dan BoitanoP6-0 185 R-R 1953-03-22 28Sacramento,California MLB1973-19831978-1982Herbert Hoover (Fresno,CA)Fresno City Col
1973- 2-  44-MON
 
7Hubie Brooks3B6-0 200 R-R 1956-09-24 24Los Angeles,California MLB1977-19941980-1994Manuel Dominguez (Compton,CA)Arizona St, Whittier Col, Mesa CC
1978- 1-   3-NYN
 
3Mike Cubbage3B6-0 180 L-R 1950-07-21 30Charlottesville,Virginia MLB1970-19821974-1981Lane (Charlottesville,VA)Virginia
1971- 2-  25-WS2
 
33Pete FalconeP6-2 185 L-L 1953-10-01 27Brooklyn,New York MLB1973-19891975-1984Lafayette (Brooklyn,NY)Kingsborough CC
1973- 2-  38-ATL
 
23Doug Flynn2B5-11 165 R-R 1951-04-18 30Lexington,Kentucky MLB1972-19851975-1985Bryan Station (Lexington,KY)Kentucky
1971-   UDFA-CIN
 
19Ron GardenhireSS6-0 180 R-R 1957-10-24 23Butzbach,Germany MLB1979-19871981-1985Okmulgee (Okmulgee,OK)Texas, Paris Junior Col
1979- 6- 132-NYN
 
15Brian GilesSS-2B6-1 165 R-R 1960-04-27 21Manhattan,Kansas MLB1978-19981981-1990Kearny (San Diego,CA)
1978- 3-  55-NYN
 
20Greg HarrisP6-0 165 R-R 1955-11-02 25Lynwood,California MLB1975-19951981-1995Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos,CA)Long Beach City Col
1976- 7- 130-NYN
 
32Tom HausmanP6-5 200 R-R 1953-03-31 28Mobridge,South Dakota MLB1971-19831975-1982La Verne (La Verne,CA)
1971-10- 226-MIL
 
42Ron HodgesC6-1 185 L-R 1949-06-22 32Rocky Mount,Virginia MLB1972-19841973-1984Franklin County (Rocky Mount,VA)Appalachian St
1972- 2-  47-NYN
 
5Mike HowardOF6-2 185 B-R 1958-04-02 23Seattle,Washington MLB1976-19841981-1983Sacramento Charter (Sacramento,CA)
1976- 6- 139-LAN
 
25,35Randy JonesP6-0 178 R-L 1950-01-12 31Fullerton,California MLB1971-19821973-1982Brea-Olinda (Brea,CA)Chapman U.
1972- 5-  97-SDN
 
22Mike Jorgensen1B6-0 195 L-L 1948-08-16 32Passaic,New Jersey MLB1966-19851968-1985Francis Lewis (Queens,NY)
1966- 4-  61-NYN
 
26Dave Kingman1B-OF6-6 210 R-R 1948-12-21 32Pendleton,Oregon MLB1970-19871971-1986Prospect (Mount Prospect,IL)USC
1970- 1-   1-SFN
 
43Terry LeachP6-0 191 R-R 1954-03-13 27Selma,Alabama MLB1973-19931981-1993Selma (Selma,AL)Auburn U.
1976- 7- 135-BOS
 
38Tim LearyP6-3 205 R-R 1958-12-23 22Santa Monica,California MLB1977-19941981-1994Santa Monica (Santa Monica,CA)UCLA
1979- 1-   2-NYN
 
34,35Ed LynchP6-5 207 R-R 1956-02-25 25Brooklyn,New York MLB1974-19881980-1987Columbus (Miami,FL)South Carolina
1977-22- 547-TEX
 
6Mike MarshallP5-10 180 R-R 1943-01-15 38Adrian,Michigan MLB1962-19831967-1981Adrian (Adrian,MI)Michigan St
1960-   UDFA-PHI
 
16Lee MazzilliOF6-1 185 B-R 1955-03-25 26New York,New York MLB1974-19891976-1989Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn,NY)
1973- 1-  14-NYN
 
49Dyar MillerP6-1 195 R-R 1946-05-29 35Batesville,Indiana MLB1968-19841975-1981New Point (New Point,IN)Utah St
1968-   UDFA-PHI
 
47Jesse OroscoP6-2 205 R-L 1957-04-01 24Santa Barbara,California MLB1978-20031979-2003Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara,CA)Santa Barbara City Col
1978- 2-  41-MIN
 
25Charlie PuleoP6-3 200 R-R 1955-02-07 26Glen Ridge,New Jersey MLB1974-19891981-1989Bloomfield (Bloomfield,NJ)Seton Hall U.
1973-13- 307-DET
 
44Jeff ReardonP6-1 195 R-R 1955-10-01 25Dalton,Massachusetts MLB1974-19941979-1994Wahconah Regional (Dalton,MA)Massachusetts
1973-23- 527-MON
 
15Dave RobertsP6-2 197 L-L 1944-09-11 36Gallipolis,Ohio MLB1963-19811969-1981Columbia Central (Brooklyn,MI)Oregon
1963-   UDFA-PHI
 
30Mike ScottP6-3 215 R-R 1955-04-26 26Santa Monica,California MLB1974-19911979-1991Hawthorne (Hawthorne,CA)Pepperdine U.
1976- 2-  37-NYN
 
44Ray SearageP6-1 180 L-L 1955-05-01 26Freeport,New York MLB1976-19921981-1990Deer Park (Deer Park,NY)West Liberty U.
1976-22- 518-SLN
 
10Rusty Staub1B6-2 200 L-R 1944-04-01 37New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1962-19851963-1985Jesuit (New Orleans,LA)
1961-   UDFA-HOU
 
12John StearnsC6-0 185 R-R 1951-08-21 29Denver,Colorado MLB1971-19851974-1984Jefferson (Denver,CO)Colorado
1973- 1-   2-PHI
 
27Craig SwanP6-3 215 R-R 1950-11-30 30Van Nuys,California MLB1969-19841973-1984Millikan (Long Beach,CA)Arizona St
1972- 3-  61-NYN
 
11Frank TaverasSS6-0 168 R-R 1949-12-24 31Las Matas De Santa Cruz,Dom Rep MLB1968-19821972-1982  
1968-   UDFA-PIT
 
29Alex TrevinoC5-11 170 R-R 1957-08-26 23Monterrey,Mexico MLB1973-19921978-1990  
1974-   UDFA-NYN
 
17Ellis ValentineOF6-4 207 R-R 1954-07-30 26Helena,Arkansas MLB1972-19851975-1985Crenshaw (Los Angeles,CA)
1972- 2-  29-MON
 
1Mookie WilsonOF5-10 174 B-R 1956-02-09 25Bamberg,South Carolina MLB1977-19911980-1991Bamberg Ehrhardt (Bamberg,SC)South Carolina, Spartanburg Methodist Col
1977- 2-  42-NYN
 
18Joel YoungbloodOF6-0 180 R-R 1951-08-28 29Houston,Texas MLB1970-19891976-1989Austin (Houston,TX)
1970- 2-  40-CIN
 
40Pat ZachryP6-5 180 R-R 1952-04-24 29Richmond,Texas MLB1970-19851976-1985Richfield (Waco,TX)
1970-19- 454-CIN
 
38 Players