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1978 New York Mets (MLB)

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W-L Record: 66-96 .407
Rank: 6th in National League East
Run Differential: 607-690 -83
Roster Continuity 61.23% 20/26
Manager(s): Joe Torre
General Manager: Joe McDonald
Location: New York, New York
Ballpark: Shea Stadium
Attendance: 1,007,328 20/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Hubie Brooks (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Willie Mays
Assistant Coach: Denny Somers
Assistant Coach: Dal Maxvill
Bullpen Coach: Joe Pignatano
Hitting Coach: Phil Cavarretta
Pitching Coach: Rube Walker

#1 Draft Picks

Tim Foli (#1), John Stearns (#2), Bobby Valentine (#5), Tom Grieve (#6), Butch Benton (#6), Lee Mazzilli (#14)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8873.5471.5
7983.48811.0
7686.46914.0
6993.42621.0
6696.40724.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
25Willie Montanez1B30   60966156
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017
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969460921190913.256.320.392712.136.243.2731.5335.8239679
5Steve HendersonOF25   58783156
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6513760109230524.266.333.399732.133.245.3091.8258.7234654
16Lee MazzilliOF23   54278148
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5
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612013698216257.273.353.432785.159.299.2941.1933.9234619
23Doug Flynn2B27   53237126
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8
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0363530501106314.237.277.289566.053.105.2601.67--154572
12John StearnsC26   47765126
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1
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7325137057842611.264.364.413777.149.321.2700.8131.8197563
11Len Randle3B29   43753102
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351411645717247.233.330.320650.087.240.2620.89218.5140508
19Tim FoliSS27   41337106
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272514302112210.257.283.320603.063.090.2732.14413.0132443
21Elliott MaddoxOF-3B30   38943100
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39211713821258.257.370.329699.072.231.2770.54194.5128469
18Joel YoungbloodOF-2B26   2664067
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3040163911134.252.294.436730.184.259.2692.4438.0116287
4Bruce BoisclairOF25   2142448
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1533234303254.224.293.322615.098.206.2561.8753.569244
1Bobby Valentine2B28   1601743
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1811191811627.269.346.331677.063.181.2940.95160.053188
42Ron HodgesC29   102426
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0712101110024.255.322.314636.059.147.2801.10--32115
2Tom GrieveOF30   101521
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80192300003.208.273.297570.089.168.2502.5650.530110
7Ed KranepoolOF33   81717
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190081212034.210.280.346626.136.235.2031.5027.02893
36Jerry KoosmanP34   7016
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0020002700500.086.086.129215.043.043.140----975
39Nino EspinosaP24   67614
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0040012800700.209.221.254475.045.060.35928.00--1775
27Craig SwanP27   65210
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00030031500801.154.191.154345.000.046.2005.00--1076
33Dan NormanOF23   64717
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101021400010.266.284.484768.219.266.2777.0016.03167
40Pat ZachryP26   4343
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00000041900502.070.149.070219.000.093.1254.75--352
26Mike BruhertP27   4003
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00000002100100.075.075.075150.000.000.158----341
3Sergio FerrerSS27   3387
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01104710202.212.316.273589.061.212.2691.75--940
17Gil FloresOF25   2988
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01103500100.276.344.345689.069.207.3331.67--1033
49Kevin KobelP24   2534
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002001800400.160.192.200392.040.080.2358.00--530
10Ken HendersonOF32   2225
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4014401000.227.346.455801.227.364.2351.0022.01026
32Tom HausmanP25   1713
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002001500100.176.222.235457.059.118.2505.00--419
29Alex TrevinoC20   1233
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0000001200001.250.308.250558.000.083.3002.00--313
38Skip LockwoodP31   1112
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1000500200.182.182.545727.364.364.200--11.0613
22Dale MurrayP28   7100000001400000.000.125.000125.000.143.0004.00--08
28Dwight BernardP26   501
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0000001200000.200.333.200533.000.200.3332.00--16
15Butch BentonC20   412
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0002000010000.500.600.5001100.000.000.500----25
43Juan BerenguerP23   3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
31Roy Lee JacksonP24   302
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0000000000000.667.667.6671334.000.000.667----23
44Bob MyrickP25   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
43Paul SiebertP25   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals20495433607133222747865611007754982924597155126.245.312.352664.107.212.2721.5163.219116108
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
36Jerry Koosman34   3153.7538323062235.12211109817841605181.308.460.653.226.131.90
27Craig Swan27   962.4329285100207.1164625612581251021.077.130.522.525.432.16
39Nino Espinosa24   11154.7232326100203.22301171072475760331.5010.151.063.313.351.01
40Pat Zachry26   1063.3321215200138.01205751960783211.307.830.593.915.091.30
26Mike Bruhert27   4114.7727221110133.217183716345610211.5311.490.402.283.761.65
49Kevin Kobel24   562.92321110120108.1954235930511021.167.920.752.504.251.70
38Skip Lockwood31   7133.5657000401590.27836361031733101.207.710.993.077.222.35
22Dale Murray28   853.665300038586.1853935436375121.418.900.423.773.871.03
32Tom Hausman25   334.671010000051.258282769160211.2910.041.041.562.771.78
28Dwight Bernard26   144.313010010048.0542523427262001.6910.130.755.064.880.96
45Butch Metzger26   136.572500011037.1482827422210111.8911.680.975.355.110.95
47Mardie Cornejo26   422.432500010336.2371210114171131.389.000.243.414.141.21
43Paul Siebert25   025.14270005128.0301616221122111.829.640.646.753.860.57
44Bob Myrick25   033.24170007024.218109313130001.246.481.084.684.681.00
43Juan Berenguer23   028.3153001013.017121211180012.1511.770.697.625.540.73
31Roy Lee Jackson24   009.0042000012.22113132660022.0814.541.384.154.151.00
Batting Totals66963.8743216221514126145514476906261145317753315281.368.950.713.284.791.46
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John StearnsC14171184127.9850.00
Ron HodgesC301452035.9820.00
Alex TrevinoC5123001.0000.00
Butch BentonC140001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie Montanez1B15813501048138.9950.00
Ed Kranepool1B3274031.0000.00
Tom Grieve1B292011.0000.00
Bruce Boisclair1B110001.0000.00
Elliott Maddox1B11010.5000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Doug Flynn2B128249299870.9860.00
Bobby Valentine2B457692413.9770.00
Joel Youngblood2B396772319.9790.00
Len Randle2B530001.0000.00
Sergio Ferrer2B344021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Len Randle3B1241082151121.9670.00
Elliott Maddox3B43407265.9490.00
Bobby Valentine3B921720.9050.00
Joel Youngblood3B951621.9130.00
Sergio Ferrer3B210001.0000.00
John Stearns3B10000.0000.00
Alex Trevino3B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tim FoliSS1121903141878.9660.00
Doug FlynnSS6083127721.9680.00
Sergio FerrerSS29224427.9710.00
Joel YoungbloodSS120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve HendersonOF15531518113.9680.00
Lee MazzilliOF144386853.9870.00
Elliott MaddoxOF79155823.9880.00
Bruce BoisclairOF69114320.9830.00
Joel YoungbloodOF5086811.9890.00
Tom GrieveOF2643310.9790.00
Dan NormanOF18331001.0000.00
Ed KranepoolOF1290001.0000.00
Gil FloresOF817010.9440.00
Ken HendersonOF7150001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Skip LockwoodP57904511.9000.90
Dale MurrayP538662211.9662.93
Jerry KoosmanP3823544864.8971.99
Nino EspinosaP32203104712.9832.52
Kevin KobelP3210841621.9091.67
Dwight BernardP304827021.0001.69
Craig SwanP29207173025.9592.04
Mike BruhertP27133112251.8682.23
Paul SiebertP272835001.0002.57
Mardie CornejoP253624001.0001.49
Butch MetzgerP253714001.0001.21
Pat ZachryP2113892424.9432.15
Bob MyrickP172415011.0002.23
Tom HausmanP10516810.9332.46
Juan BerenguerP51302001.0001.38
Roy Lee JacksonP4121411.8333.69


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