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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: Dal Maxvill
Assistant Coach: Willie Mays
Assistant Coach: Denny Somers
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
#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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30
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9
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10
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6513760109230524.266.333.399732.133.245.3091.8258.7234654
16Lee MazzilliOF23 54278148
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28
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5
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16
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612013698216257.273.353.432785.159.299.2941.1933.9234619
23Doug Flynn2B27 53237126
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12
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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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24
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1
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15
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7325137057842611.264.364.413777.149.321.2700.8131.8197563
11Len Randle3B29 43753102
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8
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351411645717247.233.330.320650.087.240.2620.89218.5140508
19Tim FoliSS27 41337106
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1
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272514302112210.257.283.320603.063.090.2732.14413.0132443
21Elliott MaddoxOF-3B30 38943100
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2
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39211713821258.257.370.329699.072.231.2770.54194.5128469
18Joel YoungbloodOF-2B26 2664067
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8
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3040163911134.252.294.436730.184.259.2692.4438.0116287
4Bruce BoisclairOF25 2142448
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1
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4
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1533234303254.224.293.322615.098.206.2561.8753.569244
1Bobby Valentine2B28 1601743
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7
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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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3
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02
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80192300003.208.273.297570.089.168.2502.5650.530110
7Ed KranepoolOF33 81717
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2
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03
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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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3
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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 3153.75383230622352211109817841605181.308.460.653.226.131.90
27Craig Swan27 962.4329285100207164625612581251021.077.130.522.525.432.16
39Nino Espinosa24 11154.72323261002032301171072475760331.5010.151.063.313.351.01
40Pat Zachry26 1063.33212152001381205751960783211.307.830.593.915.091.30
26Mike Bruhert27 4114.772722111013317183716345610211.5311.490.402.283.761.65
49Kevin Kobel24 562.92321110120108954235930511021.167.920.752.504.251.70
38Skip Lockwood31 7133.56570004015907836361031733101.207.710.993.077.222.35
22Dale Murray28 853.665300038586853935436375121.418.900.423.773.871.03
32Tom Hausman25 334.67101000005158282769160211.2910.041.041.562.771.78
28Dwight Bernard26 144.313010010048542523427262001.6910.130.755.064.880.96
45Butch Metzger26 136.572500011037482827422210111.8911.680.975.355.110.95
47Mardie Cornejo26 422.432500010336371210114171131.389.000.243.414.141.21
43Paul Siebert25 025.14270005128301616221122111.829.640.646.753.860.57
44Bob Myrick25 033.2417000702418109313130001.246.481.084.684.681.00
43Juan Berenguer23 028.315300101317121211180012.1511.770.697.625.540.73
31Roy Lee Jackson24 009.00420000122113132660022.0814.541.384.154.151.00
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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