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1978 NEW YORK METS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Queens,NY
Team Record:  66-96   .407
Result:   6th in National League - East Division
Manager(s):  Joe Torre
General Manager:   Joe McDonald
Stadium:  Shea Stadium
Attendance:  1,007,328
Playoffs:  -

New York Mets affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jerry Koosman (34)
Youngest Player:  Alex Trevino (20)
Longest Tenure:  Ed Kranepool (17)
Top Hitter:  Willie Montanez (23)
Top Pitcher:  Craig Swan (15)
Top Draft Pick:  Hubie Brooks (#3)

Roster Continuity:  61.23%
National League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Philadelphia9072.556--
Pittsburgh8873.5471.5
Chi Cubs7983.48811.0
Montreal7686.46914.0
St. Louis6993.42621.0
NY Mets6696.40724.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
15Butch BentonCMLB6-1190RightRight8/24/195720Tampa,Florida197516NYN

43Juan BerenguerPMLB5-11225RightRight11/30/195423Aguadulce,Panama1975UDFA NYN
28Dwight BernardPMLB6-2170RightRight5/31/195226Mount Vernon,Illinois1974241NYN
4Bruce BoisclairOFMLB6-2190LeftLeft12/9/195225Putnam,Connecticut197020479NYN
26Mike BruhertPMLB6-6220RightRight6/24/195127Jamaica,New York1978UDFA NYN
47Mardie CornejoPMLB6-3200RightRight8/5/195126Wellington,Kansas197321493NYN
39Nino EspinosaPMLB6-1192RightRight8/15/195324Villa Altagralia,Dominican Republic1971UDFA NYN
3Sergio FerrerSS-2BMLB5-7145BothRight1/29/195127Santurce,Puerto Rico1978UDFA NYN
17Gil FloresOFMLB6-0185RightRight10/27/195225Ponce,Puerto Rico1978UDFA NYN
23Doug Flynn2B-SSMLB5-11165RightRight4/18/195127Lexington,Kentucky1971UDFA CIN
19Tim FoliSSMLB6-0179RightRight12/8/195027Culver City,California196811NYN
2Tom GrieveOFMLB6-2190RightRight3/4/194830Pittsfield,Massachusetts196616WS2
32Tom HausmanPMLB6-5200RightRight3/31/195325Mobridge,South Dakota197110217MIL
10Ken HendersonOFMLB6-2180BothRight6/15/194632Carroll,Iowa196742759NYN
5Steve HendersonOFMLB6-2190RightRight11/18/195225Houston,Texas19745119CIN
42Ron HodgesCMLB6-1185LeftRight6/22/194929Rocky Mount,Virginia1972247NYN
31Roy Lee JacksonPMLB6-2194RightRight5/1/195424Opelika,Alabama197212273HOU
49Kevin KobelPMLB6-1195RightLeft10/2/195324Buffalo,New York197111241MIL
36Jerry KoosmanPMLB6-2208RightLeft12/23/194334Appleton,Minnesota1964UDFA NYN
7Ed Kranepool1BMLB6-3215LeftLeft11/8/194433New York,New York1962UDFA NYN
38Skip LockwoodPMLB6-0200RightRight8/17/194631Wayland,Massachusetts1966UDFA KC1
21Elliott MaddoxOF-3BMLB5-11181RightRight12/21/194730East Orange,New Jersey1968120DET
16Lee MazzilliOF-1BMLB6-1185BothRight3/25/195523New York,New York1973114NYN
45Butch MetzgerPMLB6-1185RightRight5/23/195226Lafayette,Indiana1970241SFN
25Willie Montanez1B-OFMLB6-1193LeftLeft4/1/194830Catano,Puerto Rico1965UDFA SLN
22Dale MurrayPMLB6-4205RightRight2/2/195028Cuero,Texas197018411MON
44Bob MyrickPMLB6-1195RightLeft10/1/195225Hattiesburg,Mississippi197420459NYN
33Dan NormanOFMLB6-2195RightRight1/11/195523Los Angeles,California197415357CIN
11Len Randle3B-2BMLB5-10169BothRight2/12/194929Long Beach,California1970110WS2
43Paul SiebertPMLB6-2205LeftLeft6/5/195325Minneapolis,Minnesota1971358HOU
12John StearnsCMLB6-0185RightRight8/21/195126Denver,Colorado197312PHI
27Craig SwanPMLB6-3215RightRight11/30/195027Van Nuys,California1972361NYN
29Alex TrevinoCMLB5-11170RightRight8/26/195720Monterrey,Mexico1974UDFA NYN
1Bobby ValentineSS-OFMLB5-10189RightRight5/13/195028Stamford,Connecticut196815LAN
18Joel YoungbloodOF-3BMLB6-0180RightRight8/28/195126Houston,Texas1970240CIN
40Pat ZachryPMLB6-5180RightRight4/24/195226Richmond,Texas197019447CIN
Team PersonnelPosition 
Phil CavarrettaHitting Coach 
Jocko CollinsScout 
Jocko ConlanScout 
Dean JongewaardScout 
Ralph KinerBroadcaster 
Dal MaxvillAssistant Coach 
Willie MaysAssistant Coach 
Joe McDonaldGeneral Manager 
Bob MurphyBroadcaster 
Lindsey NelsonBroadcaster 
Joe PignatanoBullpen Coach 
Marvin ScottScout 
Denny SomersAssistant Coach 
Joe TorreManager 
Rube WalkerPitching Coach 


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