1971 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Joan Whitney Payson
General manager(s)Bob Scheffing
Manager(s)Gil Hodges
Local televisionWOR-TV
Local radioWJRZ/WNBC-FM
(Ralph Kiner, Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy)
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The 1971 New York Mets season was the tenth regular season for the Mets, who played home games at Shea Stadium. Led by manager Gil Hodges, the team posted an 83–79 record and finished the season tied for third place in the National League East.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 97 65 0.599 52–28 45–37
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556 7 45–36 45–36
Chicago Cubs 83 79 0.512 14 44–37 39–42
New York Mets 83 79 0.512 14 44–37 39–42
Montreal Expos 71 90 0.441 25½ 36–44 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 0.414 30 34–47 33–48

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 9–9 9–9 9–9 7–5 7–5 8–4 4–8 11–7 7–11 6–6
Chicago 7–5 6–6 5–7 8–4 8–10 11–7 11–7 6–12 9–3 3–9 9–9
Cincinnati 9–9 6–6 5–13 7–11 7–5 8–4 5–7 5–7 10–8 9–9 8–4
Houston 9–9 7–5 13–5 8–10 4–8 5–7 8–4 4–8 10–8 9–9 2–10
Los Angeles 9–9 4–8 11–7 10–8 8–4 5–7 7–5 4–8 13–5 12–6 6–6
Montreal 5–7 10–8 5–7 8–4 4–8 9–9 6–12 7–11 6–5 7–5 4–14
New York 5–7 7–11 4–8 7–5 7–5 9–9 13–5 10–8 7–5 4–8 10–8
Philadelphia 4-8 7–11 2–10 3–9 5–7 6–10 5–13 6–12 4–8 6–6 7–11
Pittsburgh 8–4 12–6 7–5 8–4 8–4 11–7 8–10 12–6 9–3 3–9 11–7
San Diego 7–11 3–9 8–10 8–10 5–13 5–6 5–7 8–4 3–9 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 11–7 9–3 9–9 9–9 6–12 5–7 8–4 6–6 9–3 13–5 5–7
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 4–8 10–2 6–6 14–4 8–10 11–7 7–11 8–4 7–5


Notable transactions

Roster

1971 New York Mets roster
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 125 403 109 .270 2 35
1B Ed Kranepool 122 421 118 .280 14 58
2B Ken Boswell 116 392 107 .273 5 40
SS Bud Harrelson 142 547 138 .252 0 32
3B Bob Aspromonte 104 342 77 .225 5 33
LF Cleon Jones 136 505 161 .319 14 69
CF Tommie Agee 113 425 121 .285 14 50
RF Ken Singleton 115 298 73 .245 13 46

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
Tim Foli 97 288 65 .226 0 24
Donn Clendenon 88 263 65 .247 11 37
Dave Marshall 100 214 51 .238 3 21
Wayne Garrett 56 202 43 .213 1 11
Don Hahn 98 178 42 .236 1 11
Duffy Dyer 59 169 39 .231 2 18
Art Shamsky 68 135 25 .185 5 18
Ted Martínez 38 125 36 .288 1 10
Mike Jorgensen 45 118 26 .220 5 11
Leroy Stanton 5 21 4 .190 0 2
John Milner 9 18 3 .167 0 1
Al Weis 11 11 0 .000 0 1
Frank Estrada 1 2 1 .500 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 36 286.1 20 10 1.76 289
Gary Gentry 32 203.1 12 11 3.23 155
Jerry Koosman 26 165.2 6 11 3.04 96
Nolan Ryan 30 152.0 10 14 3.97 137
Jon Matlack 7 37.0 0 3 4.14 24

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
Ray Sadecki 34 163.1 7 7 2.92 120
Charlie Williams 31 90.1 5 6 4.78 53
Jim McAndrew 24 90.1 2 5 4.38 42

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
Danny Frisella 53 8 5 12 1.99 93
Tug McGraw 51 11 4 8 1.70 109
Ron Taylor 45 2 2 2 3.65 32
Buzz Capra 3 0 1 0 8.44 6
Don Rose 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League Hank Bauer
AA Memphis Blues Texas League John Antonelli
A Visalia Mets California League Joe Frazier
A Pompano Beach Mets Florida State League Gordon Mackenzie
Rookie Marion Mets Appalachian League Chuck Hiller

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Visalia

Notes

  1. ^ Larry Bearnarth page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ "Joe Foy Stats".
  3. ^ Benny Ayala page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Jerry Robertson page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Ron Swoboda page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Frank Estrada page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Jimy Williams page at Baseball Reference

References