1967 New York Mets
LeagueNational League
BallparkShea Stadium
CityNew York
Record61-101
League place10th
OwnersJoan Whitney Payson
General managersBing Devine
ManagersWes Westrum, Salty Parker
TelevisionWOR-TV
RadioWJRZ
(Ralph Kiner, Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy)
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The 1967 New York Mets season was the sixth regular season for the Mets. They went 61–101 and finished tenth in the National League, 40+12 games behind the NL pennant and World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. They were managed by Wes Westrum and Salty Parker. They played home games at Shea Stadium. One of the only bright spots was rookie pitcher Tom Seaver (whom the Mets won the right to draft in a lottery) who posted a 2.76 ERA, a 16–13 record and was voted to his first All-Star Game. Seaver's arrival would help turn the Mets around from lovable losers to legitimate contenders.

Offseason

Regular season

Although the Mets took a step back from the previous year, 1967 marked the debut of pitcher Tom Seaver. On July 19, at Shea Stadium, he recorded 10 strikeouts (The first of 62 games he would achieve that feat as a Mets uniform) in a 7–2 win over the Atlanta Braves. For the season he recorded 16 wins and 170 strikeouts, a Mets record. He had 18 complete games and a 2.76 ERA, also a Mets record. It all adds up to Seaver being named The National League Rookie of the Year, and a berth in the All-Star Game.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 101 60 0.627 49–32 52–28
San Francisco Giants 91 71 0.562 10½ 51–31 40–40
Chicago Cubs 87 74 0.540 14 49–34 38–40
Cincinnati Reds 87 75 0.537 14½ 49–32 38–43
Philadelphia Phillies 82 80 0.506 19½ 45–35 37–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 81 81 0.500 20½ 49–32 32–49
Atlanta Braves 77 85 0.475 24½ 48–33 29–52
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 0.451 28½ 42–39 31–50
Houston Astros 69 93 0.426 32½ 46–35 23–58
New York Mets 61 101 0.377 40½ 36–42 25–59

Record vs. opponents


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Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Atlanta 11–7 5–13 11–7 8–10 8–10 10–8 8–10 10–8 6–12
Chicago 7–11 12–6 8–10 9–9 13–5 11–7 11–7–1 10–8 6–11
Cincinnati 13–5 6–12 15–3 8–10 12–6 10–8 10–8 8–10 5–13
Houston 7–11 10–8 3–15 10–8 11–7 7–11 9–9 6–12 6–12
Los Angeles 10–8 9–9 10–8 8–10 12–6 6–12 7–11 5–13 6–12
New York 10–8 5–13 6–12 7–11 6–12 4–14 11–7 5–13 7–11
Philadelphia 8-10 7–11 8–10 11–7 12–6 14–4 8–10 8–10 6–12
Pittsburgh 10–8 7–11–1 8–10 9–9 11–7 7–11 10–8 8–10 11–7
San Francisco 8–10 8–10 10–8 12–6 13–5 13–5 10–8 10–8 7–11
St. Louis 12–6 11–6 13–5 12–6 12–6 11–7 12–6 7–11 11–7


Notable transactions

Roster

1967 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Jerry Grote 120 344 67 .195 4 23
1B Ed Kranepool 141 469 126 .269 10 54
2B Jerry Buchek 124 411 97 .236 14 41
SS Bud Harrelson 151 540 137 .254 1 28
3B Ed Charles 101 323 77 .238 3 31
LF Tommy Davis 154 577 174 .302 16 73
CF Cleon Jones 129 411 101 .246 5 30
RF Ron Swoboda 134 449 126 .281 13 53

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Bob Johnson 90 230 80 .348 5 27
Ken Boyer 56 166 39 .235 3 13
Larry Stahl 71 155 37 .239 1 18
John Sullivan 65 147 32 .218 0 6
Tommie Reynolds 101 136 28 .206 2 9
Al Luplow 41 112 23 .205 3 9
Don Bosch 44 93 13 .140 0 2
Greg Goossen 37 69 11 .159 0 3
Bob Heise 16 62 20 .323 0 3
Amos Otis 19 59 13 .220 0 1
Phil Linz 24 58 12 .207 0 1
Chuck Hiller 25 54 5 .093 0 3
Ken Boswell 11 40 9 .225 1 4
Joe Moock 13 40 9 .225 0 5
Hawk Taylor 13 37 9 .243 0 4
Johnny Lewis 13 34 4 .118 0 2
Sandy Alomar 15 22 0 .000 0 0
Bart Shirley 6 12 0 .000 0 0
Kevin Collins 4 10 1 .100 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tom Seaver 35 251.0 16 13 2.76 170
Jack Fisher 39 220.1 9 18 4.70 117
Danny Frisella 14 74.0 1 6 3.41 51
Bob Hendley 15 70.2 3 3 3.44 36
Tug McGraw 4 17.1 0 3 7.79 18
Les Rohr 3 17.0 2 1 2.12 15

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Don Cardwell 26 118.1 5 9 3.57 71
Bob Shaw 23 98.2 3 9 4.29 49
Bill Denehy 15 53.2 1 7 4.70 35
Cal Koonce 11 45.0 3 3 2.80 24
Bill Graham 5 27.1 1 2 2.63 14
Dennis Bennett 8 26.1 1 1 5.13 14
Jerry Koosman 9 22.1 0 2 6.04 11
Chuck Estrada 9 22.0 1 2 9.41 15
Bill Connors 6 13.0 0 0 6.23 13
Billy Wynne 6 8.2 0 0 3.12 4
Nick Willhite 4 8.1 0 1 8.64 9

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ron Taylor 50 4 6 8 2.34 46
Don Shaw 40 4 5 3 2.98 44
Dick Selma 38 2 4 2 2.77 52
Hal Reniff 29 3 3 4 3.35 21
Jack Hamilton 17 2 0 1 3.73 22
Jack Lamabe 16 0 3 1 3.98 23
Joe Grzenda 11 0 0 0 2.16 9
Jerry Hinsley 2 0 0 0 3.60 3
Ralph Terry 2 0 0 0 0.00 5
Al Schmelz 2 0 0 0 3.00 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Jacksonville Suns International League Bill Virdon
AA Williamsport Mets Eastern League Roy Sievers
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Clyde McCullough
A Winter Haven Mets Florida State League Pete Pavlick
A-Short Season Mankato Mets Northern League Buddy Peterson
Rookie Marion Mets Appalachian League Birdie Tebbetts

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Durham

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