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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
Manager(s): Joe Torre
General Manager: Joe McDonald
Location: New York, New York
Ballpark: Shea Stadium
Attendance: 1,007,328 20/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Hubie Brooks (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Denny Somers
Assistant Coach: Willie Mays
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), Butch Benton (#6), Tom Grieve (#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
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
15Butch BentonC20412
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0002000010000.500.600.5001100.000.000.500----25
43Juan BerenguerP233000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
28Dwight BernardP26501
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0000001200000.200.333.200533.000.200.3332.00--16
4Bruce BoisclairOF252142448
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4
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1533234303254.224.293.322615.098.206.2561.8753.569244
26Mike BruhertP274003
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00000002100100.075.075.075150.000.000.158----341
39Nino EspinosaP2467614
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3
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0040012800700.209.221.254475.045.060.35928.00--1775
3Sergio FerrerSS273387
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01
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01104710202.212.316.273589.061.212.2691.75--940
17Gil FloresOF252988
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01103500100.276.344.345689.069.207.3331.67--1033
23Doug Flynn2B2753237126
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12
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0363530501106314.237.277.289566.053.105.2601.67--154572
19Tim FoliSS2741337106
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272514302112210.257.283.320603.063.090.2732.14413.0132443
2Tom GrieveOF30101521
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80192300003.208.273.297570.089.168.2502.5650.530110
32Tom HausmanP251713
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002001500100.176.222.235457.059.118.2505.00--419
10Ken HendersonOF322225
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4014401000.227.346.455801.227.364.2351.0022.01026
5Steve HendersonOF2558783156
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6513760109230524.266.333.399732.133.245.3091.8258.7234654
42Ron HodgesC29102426
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0712101110024.255.322.314636.059.147.2801.10--32115
31Roy Lee JacksonP24302
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0000000000000.667.667.6671334.000.000.667----23
49Kevin KobelP242534
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002001800400.160.192.200392.040.080.2358.00--530
36Jerry KoosmanP347016
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0020002700500.086.086.129215.043.043.140----975
7Ed KranepoolOF3381717
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190081212034.210.280.346626.136.235.2031.5027.02893
38Skip LockwoodP311112
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1000500200.182.182.545727.364.364.200--11.0613
21Elliott MaddoxOF-3B3038943100
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39211713821258.257.370.329699.072.231.2770.54194.5128469
16Lee MazzilliOF2354278148
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612013698216257.273.353.432785.159.299.2941.1933.9234619
25Willie Montanez1B3060966156
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969460921190913.256.320.392712.136.243.2731.5335.8239679
22Dale MurrayP287100000001400000.000.125.000125.000.143.0004.00--08
44Bob MyrickP252000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
33Dan NormanOF2364717
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101021400010.266.284.484768.219.266.2777.0016.03167
11Len Randle3B2943753102
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351411645717247.233.330.320650.087.240.2620.89218.5140508
43Paul SiebertP251000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
12John StearnsC2647765126
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7325137057842611.264.364.413777.149.321.2700.8131.8197563
27Craig SwanP2765210
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00030031500801.154.191.154345.000.046.2005.00--1076
29Alex TrevinoC201233
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0000001200001.250.308.250558.000.083.3002.00--313
1Bobby Valentine2B281601743
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1811191811627.269.346.331677.063.181.2940.95160.053188
18Joel YoungbloodOF-2B262664067
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3040163911134.252.294.436730.184.259.2692.4438.0116287
40Pat ZachryP264343
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00000041900502.070.149.070219.000.093.1254.75--352
Batting Totals20495433607133222747865611007754982924597155126.245.312.352664.107.212.2721.5163.219116108
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
43Juan Berenguer23028.315300101317121211180012.1511.770.697.625.540.73
27Craig Swan27962.4329285100207164625612581251021.077.130.522.525.432.16
43Paul Siebert25025.14270005128301616221122111.829.640.646.753.860.57
44Bob Myrick25033.2417000702418109313130001.246.481.084.684.681.00
22Dale Murray28853.665300038586853935436375121.418.900.423.773.871.03
45Butch Metzger26136.572500011037482827422210111.8911.680.975.355.110.95
38Skip Lockwood317133.56570004015907836361031733101.207.710.993.077.222.35
36Jerry Koosman343153.75383230622352211109817841605181.308.460.653.226.131.90
49Kevin Kobel24562.92321110120108954235930511021.167.920.752.504.251.70
31Roy Lee Jackson24009.00420000122113132660022.0814.541.384.154.151.00
32Tom Hausman25334.67101000005158282769160211.2910.041.041.562.771.78
39Nino Espinosa2411154.72323261002032301171072475760331.5010.151.063.313.351.01
47Mardie Cornejo26422.432500010336371210114171131.389.000.243.414.141.21
26Mike Bruhert274114.772722111013317183716345610211.5311.490.402.283.761.65
28Dwight Bernard26144.313010010048542523427262001.6910.130.755.064.880.96
40Pat Zachry261063.33212152001381205751960783211.307.830.593.915.091.30
Pitching 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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