1982 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s)Frank Cashen
Manager(s)George Bamberger
Local televisionWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Lorn Brown)
Local radioWMCA
(Bob Murphy, Steve LaMar)
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The New York Mets' 1982 season was the 21st regular season for the Mets. They went 65–97 and finished in sixth place in the National League East. They were managed by George Bamberger. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

Beginning that year, to supplement gameday broadcasts for cable viewers, Mets game broadcasts were simulcast on SportsChannel NY in addition to the usual WOR-TV telecast.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 92 70 0.568 46–35 46–35
Philadelphia Phillies 89 73 0.549 3 51–30 38–43
Montreal Expos 86 76 0.531 6 40–41 46–35
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 78 0.519 8 42–39 42–39
Chicago Cubs 73 89 0.451 19 38–43 35–46
New York Mets 65 97 0.401 27 33–48 32–49

Record vs. opponents


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

Notable transactions

Joel Youngblood

On August 4, 1982, Youngblood became the first player in history to get hits for two different teams in two different cities on the same day. Youngblood had driven in the winning run for the Mets in an afternoon game at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs, and then singled in a night game for the Montreal Expos in Philadelphia after he had been traded. The two pitchers he hit safely against, Ferguson Jenkins of the Cubs and Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies, are both in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Roster

1982 New York Mets roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 John Stearns 98 352 103 .293 4 28
1B Dave Kingman 149 535 109 .204 37 99
2B Wally Backman 96 261 71 .272 3 22
SS Ron Gardenhire 141 384 92 .240 3 33
3B Hubie Brooks 126 457 114 .249 2 40
LF George Foster 151 550 136 .247 13 70
CF Mookie Wilson 159 639 178 .279 5 55
RF Ellis Valentine 111 337 97 .288 8 48

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 Bailor 110 376 104 .277 0 31
Ron Hodges 80 228 56 .246 5 27
Rusty Staub 112 219 53 .242 3 37
Joel Youngblood 80 202 52 .257 3 21
Gary Rajsich 80 162 42 .259 2 12
Brian Giles 45 138 29 .210 3 10
Mike Jorgensen 120 114 29 .254 2 14
Tom Veryzer 40 54 18 .333 0 4
Bruce Bochy 17 49 15 .306 2 8
Mike Howard 33 39 7 .179 1 3
Phil Mankowski 13 35 8 .229 0 4
Rusty Tillman 12 13 2 .154 0 0
Ronn Reynolds 2 4 0 .000 0 0
Rick Sweet 3 3 1 .333 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
Rick Ownbey 8 50.1 1 2 3.75 28
Scott Holman 4 26.2 2 1 2.36 11
Walt Terrell 3 21.0 0 3 3.43 8

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
Pete Falcone 40 171.0 8 10 3.84 101
Charlie Puleo 36 171.0 9 9 4.47 98
Craig Swan 37 166.1 11 7 3.35 67
Mike Scott 37 147.0 7 13 5.14 63
Ed Lynch 43 139.1 4 8 3.55 51
Pat Zachry 36 137.2 6 9 4.05 69
Randy Jones 28 107.2 7 10 4.60 44
Brent Gaff 7 31.2 0 3 4.55 14
Tom Gorman 3 9.1 0 1 0.96 7

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
Neil Allen 50 3 7 19 3.06 59
Jesse Orosco 54 4 10 4 2.72 89
Terry Leach 21 2 1 3 4.17 30
Tom Hausman 21 1 2 0 4.42 16
Doug Sisk 8 0 1 1 1.04 4
Carlos Diaz 4 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League Jack Aker
AA Jackson Mets Texas League Gene Dusan
A Lynchburg Mets Carolina League Dan Monzon
A Shelby Mets South Atlantic League Rich Miller
A-Short Season Little Falls Mets New York–Penn League Sam Perlozzo
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Ed Olsen

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tidewater

Notes

References