1983 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s)Frank Cashen
Manager(s)George Bamberger, Frank Howard
Local televisionWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Steve Zabriskie, Tim McCarver, Bud Harrelson)
Local radioWHN
(Bob Murphy, Steve LaMar, Juan Alicea)
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The New York Mets' 1983 season was the 22nd regular season for the Mets. They went 68–94 and finished in sixth place in the National League East. They were managed by George Bamberger and Frank Howard. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 90 72 0.556 50–31 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 78 0.519 6 41–40 43–38
Montreal Expos 82 80 0.506 8 46–35 36–45
St. Louis Cardinals 79 83 0.488 11 44–37 35–46
Chicago Cubs 71 91 0.438 19 43–38 28–53
New York Mets 68 94 0.420 22 41–41 27–53

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 12–6 11–7 7–11 7–5 8–4 7–5 6–6 9–9 9–9 7–5
Chicago 7–5 4–8 5–7 6–6 7–11 9–9 5–13 9–9 5–7 4–8 10–8
Cincinnati 6–12 8–4 5–13 7–11 4–8 7–5 6–6 6–6 9–9 10–8 6–6
Houston 7–11 7–5 13–5 6–12 8–4 9–3 4–8 6–6 11–7 12–6 2–10
Los Angeles 11–7 6–6 11–7 12–6 7–5 7–5 11–1 6–6 6–12–1 5–13 9–3
Montreal 5–7 11–7 8–4 4–8 5–7 8–10 8–10–1 8–10 8–4 8–4 9–9
New York 4–8 9–9 5–7 3–9 5–7 10–8 6–12 9–9 6–6 5–7 6–12
Philadelphia 5-7 13–5 6–6 8–4 1–11 10–8–1 12–6 11–7 5–7 5–7 14–4
Pittsburgh 6–6 9–9 6–6 6–6 6–6 10–8 9–9 7–11 9–3 6–6 10–8
San Diego 9–9 7–5 9–9 7–11 12–6–1 4–8 6–6 7–5 3–9 11–7 6–6
San Francisco 9–9 8–4 8–10 6–12 13–5 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–6 7–11 4–8
St. Louis 5–7 8–10 6–6 10–2 3–9 9–9 12–6 4–14 8–10 6–6 8–4


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1983 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 Ron Hodges 110 250 65 .260 0 21
1B Keith Hernandez 95 320 98 .306 9 37
2B Brian Giles 145 400 98 .245 2 27
SS José Oquendo 120 328 70 .213 1 17
3B Hubie Brooks 150 586 147 .251 5 58
LF George Foster 157 601 145 .241 28 90
CF Mookie Wilson 152 638 176 .276 7 51
RF Darryl Strawberry 122 420 108 .257 26 74

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 118 340 85 .250 1 30
Danny Heep 115 253 64 .253 8 21
Dave Kingman 100 248 49 .198 13 29
Junior Ortiz 68 185 47 .254 0 12
Rusty Staub 104 115 34 .296 3 28
Mark Bradley 73 104 21 .202 3 5
Ronn Reynolds 24 66 13 .197 0 2
Tucker Ashford 35 56 10 .179 0 2
Wally Backman 26 42 7 .167 0 3
Gary Rajsich 11 36 12 .333 1 3
Clint Hurdle 13 33 6 .182 0 2
Ron Gardenhire 17 32 2 .063 0 1
Mike Jorgensen 38 24 6 .250 1 3
Mike Fitzgerald 8 20 2 .100 1 2
Mike Bishop 3 8 1 .125 0 0
Mike Howard 1 3 1 .333 0 1
John Stearns 4 0 0 ---- 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 34 231.0 9 14 3.55 135
Mike Torrez 39 222.1 10 17 4.37 94
Ed Lynch 30 174.2 10 10 4.28 44
Walt Terrell 21 133.2 8 8 3.57 59
Ron Darling 5 35.1 1 3 2.80 23
Tim Leary 2 10.2 1 1 3.38 9

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
Scott Holman 35 101.0 1 7 3.74 44
Craig Swan 27 96.1 2 8 5.51 43
Neil Allen 21 54.0 2 7 4.50 32
Tom Gorman 25 49.1 1 4 4.93 30
Rick Ownbey 10 34.2 1 3 4.67 19

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
Doug Sisk 67 5 4 11 2.24 33
Jesse Orosco 62 13 7 17 1.47 84
Carlos Diaz 54 3 1 2 2.05 64
Brent Gaff 4 1 0 0 6.10 4

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League Davey Johnson
AA Jackson Mets Texas League Bob Schaefer
A Lynchburg Mets Carolina League Sam Perlozzo
A Columbia Mets South Atlantic League John Tamargo
A-Short Season Little Falls Mets New York–Penn League Mike Cubbage
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League Vern Hoscheit

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tidewater, Lynchburg

Notes

  1. ^ Danny Heep page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Tom Seaver page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Mike Torrez page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ "Darryl Strawberry Stats".
  5. ^ "1983 New York Mets Roster by Baseball Almanac".
  6. ^ Clint Hurdle page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Stan Jefferson page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Matt Williams page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Keith Hernandez sent to Mets for Allen, Ownbey
  10. ^ Kelvin Moore page at Baseball Reference

References