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1987 New York MetsSeason Roster
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John Candelaria played for the 1987 New York Mets
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameMets
LocationNew York,New York
Record92-70 (2nd in National League East)League Rank2ndMLB Rank4th
BallparkShea Stadium
ManagerDavey JohnsonGeneral ManagerFrank Cashen
CoachesBud Harrelson (First Base Coach), Vern Hoscheit (Bullpen Coach), Sam Perlozzo (Third Base Coach), Bill Robinson (Hitting Coach), Mel Stottlemyre (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickChris Donnels (#24)
Attendance3,034,129 (Rank: 2nd)
Minor League AffiliatesTidewater Tides (AAA) 81-59 ... Jackson Mets (AA) 70-66 ... Lynchburg Mets (A+) 63-76 ... Columbia Mets (A) 64-75 ... Little Falls Mets (A-) 38-36 ... Kingsport Mets (Rk) 28-42 ...
Years Available1962-2018

Team History -- 1987 Statistics -- 1987 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 1987 New York Mets.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1987 baseball season.

1987 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)
38Rick AguileraP6-5 203 R-R 1961-12-31 25San Gabriel,California MLB1981-20001985-2000Edgewood (West Covina,CA)Brigham Young U.
1983- 3-  58-NYN
 
2Bill AlmonSS6-3 190 R-R 1952-11-21 34Providence,Rhode Island MLB1973-19881974-1988Warwick (Warwick,RI)Brown U.
1974- 1-   1-SDN
 
6Wally Backman2B5-9 168 B-R 1959-09-22 27Hillsboro,Oregon MLB1977-19931980-1993Aloha (Aloha,OR)
1977- 1-  16-NYN
 
45John CandelariaP6-6 225 R-L 1953-11-06 33Brooklyn,New York MLB1967-19931975-1993LaSalle Academy (New York,NY)
1972- 2-  47-PIT
 
32Mark CarreonOF6-0 195 R-L 1963-07-19 23Chicago,Illinois MLB1981-20001987-1996Salpointe Catholic (Tucson,AZ)
1981- 8- 185-NYN
 
8Gary CarterC6-2 215 R-R 1954-04-08 33Culver City,California MLB1972-19921974-1992Sunny Hills (Fullerton,CA)
1972- 3-  53-MON
 
44David ConeP6-1 190 L-R 1963-01-02 24Kansas City,Missouri MLB1981-20031986-2003Rockhurst (Kansas City,MO)
1981- 3-  74-KCA
 
12Ron DarlingP6-3 195 R-R 1960-08-19 26Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1979-19951983-1995St. John's (Shrewsbury,MA)Yale U.
1981- 1-   9-TEX
 
4Lenny DykstraOF5-10 185 L-L 1963-02-10 24Santa Ana,California MLB1981-19961985-1996Garden Grove (Garden Grove,CA)
1981-13- 315-NYN
 
32Tom EdensP6-2 188 R-R 1961-06-09 26Ontario,Oregon MLB1983-19961987-1995Fruitland (Fruitland,ID)Lewis-Clark St
1983-14- 361-KCA
 
21Kevin ElsterSS6-2 200 R-R 1964-08-03 22San Pedro,California MLB1984-20001986-2000Marina (Huntington Beach,CA)Golden West Col
1984- 2-  28-NYN
 
50Sid FernandezP6-1 230 L-L 1962-10-12 24Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1981-20011983-1997Kaiser (Honolulu,HI)
1981- 3-  73-LAN
 
38Bob GibsonP6-0 195 R-R 1957-06-19 30Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1979-19881983-1987   Bloomsburg Pennslyvania
1979-   UDFA-MIL
 
16Dwight GoodenP6-3 210 R-R 1964-11-16 22Tampa,Florida MLB1982-20001984-2000Hillsborough (Tampa,FL)
1982- 1-   5-NYN
 
17Keith Hernandez1B6-0 195 L-L 1953-10-20 33San Francisco,California MLB1972-19901974-1990Capuchino (San Bruno,CA)Col. San Mateo
1971-42- 785-SLN
 
7Clint Hurdle1B6-3 195 L-R 1957-07-30 29Big Rapids,Michigan MLB1975-19871977-1987Merritt Island (Merritt Island,FL)
1975- 1-   9-KCA
 
40Jeff InnisP6-0 170 R-R 1962-07-05 24Decatur,Illinois MLB1981-19951987-1993Eisenhower (Decatur,IL)Illinois
1983-13- 318-NYN
 
9Gregg JefferiesLF-2B5-10 185 B-R 1967-08-01 19Burlingame,California MLB1985-20001987-2000Junipero Serra (San Mateo,CA)
1985- 1-  20-NYN
 
20Howard Johnson3B5-11 178 B-R 1960-11-29 26Clearwater,Florida MLB1979-20111982-1995Clearwater (Clearwater,FL)St. Petersburg Col
1979- 1-  12-DET
 
26Terry LeachP6-0 191 R-R 1954-03-13 33Selma,Alabama MLB1973-19931981-1993Selma (Selma,AL)Auburn U.
1976- 7- 135-BOS
 
33Barry LyonsC6-1 202 R-R 1960-06-03 27Biloxi,Mississippi MLB1982-19951986-1995Biloxi (Biloxi,MS)Delta St
1982-15- 371-NYN
 
29Dave Magadan3B6-4 215 L-R 1962-09-30 24Tampa,Florida MLB1981-20011986-2001Jesuit (Tampa,FL)Alabama
1983- 2-  32-NYN
 
13Lee MazzilliOF-1B6-1 185 B-R 1955-03-25 32New York,New York MLB1974-19891976-1989Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn,NY)
1973- 1-  14-NYN
 
42Roger McDowellP6-1 182 R-R 1960-12-21 26Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1980-19961985-1996Colerain (Cincinnati,OH)Bowling Green St
1982- 3-  59-NYN
 
22Kevin McReynoldsOF6-1 210 R-R 1959-10-16 27Little Rock,Arkansas MLB1979-19941983-1994Sylvan Hills (Sherwood,AR)Arkansas
1981- 1-   6-SDN
 
25Keith Miller2B5-11 185 R-R 1963-06-12 24Midland,Michigan MLB1983-19951987-1995All Saints Central (Bay City,MI)Oral Roberts U.
1984- 2-  39-NYA
 
27Randy Milligan1B6-2 225 R-R 1961-11-27 25San Diego,California MLB1981-19941987-1994San Diego (San Diego,CA)San Diego Mesa Col
1981- 1-   3-NYN
 
43John MitchellP6-2 195 R-R 1965-08-11 21Dickson,Tennessee MLB1983-19981986-1990Overton (Nashville,TN)
1983- 7- 177-BOS
 
48Randy MyersP6-1 210 L-L 1962-09-19 24Vancouver,Washington MLB1982-20011985-1998Evergreen (Vancouver,WA)Clark Col
1982- 3-  76-CIN
 
19Bob OjedaP6-1 190 L-L 1957-12-17 29Los Angeles,California MLB1978-19941980-1994Redwood (Visalia,CA)Col. the Sequoias
1978-   UDFA-BOS
 
47Jesse OroscoP6-2 205 R-L 1957-04-01 30Santa Barbara,California MLB1978-20031979-2003Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara,CA)Santa Barbara City Col
1978- 2-  41-MIN
 
25Al PedriqueSS6-0 155 R-R 1960-08-11 26Aragua,Venezuela MLB1978-19941987-1989  
1978-   UDFA-NYN
 
3Rafael SantanaSS6-1 165 R-R 1958-01-31 29La Romana,Dom Rep MLB1977-19901983-1990  
1976-   UDFA-NYA
 
49Don SchulzeP6-3 225 R-R 1962-09-27 24Roselle,Illinois MLB1980-19931983-1989Lake Park (Roselle,IL)
1980- 1-  11-CHN
 
39Doug SiskP6-2 210 R-R 1957-09-26 29Renton,Washington MLB1980-19911982-1991Stadium (Tacoma,WA)Washington St
1980-   UDFA-NYN
 
18Darryl StrawberryOF6-6 215 L-L 1962-03-12 25Los Angeles,California MLB1980-19991983-1999Crenshaw (Los Angeles,CA)
1980- 1-   1-NYN
 
11Tim Teufel2B6-0 175 R-R 1958-07-07 28Greenwich,Connecticut MLB1979-19931983-1993St. Mary's (Greenwich,CT)Clemson U., St. Petersburg Col
1980- 2-  38-MIN
 
31Gene WalterP6-4 200 L-L 1960-11-22 26Chicago,Illinois MLB1982-19931985-1988Kennedy (Chicago,IL)Eastern Kentucky U., Morton Col
1982-29- 720-SDN
 
1Mookie WilsonOF5-10 174 B-R 1956-02-09 31Bamberg,South Carolina MLB1977-19911980-1991Bamberg Ehrhardt (Bamberg,SC)South Carolina, Spartanburg Methodist Col
1977- 2-  42-NYN
 
39 Players