1987 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s)Frank Cashen
Manager(s)Davey Johnson
Local televisionWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Steve Zabriskie, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Rusty Staub)
Local radioWHN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Thorne)
WJIT (Spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa)
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The New York Mets' 1987 season was the 26th regular season for the Mets. The Mets entered the season as the defending World Series champions. They went 92–70 and finished 2nd in the NL East. They were managed by Davey Johnson. The team played home games at Shea Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

Standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 0.586 49–32 46–35
New York Mets 92 70 0.568 3 49–32 43–38
Montreal Expos 91 71 0.562 4 48–33 43–38
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 0.494 15 43–38 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 15 47–34 33–48
Chicago Cubs 76 85 0.472 18½ 40–40 36–45

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


Milestones

Notable transactions

Roster

1987 New York Mets
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 Gary Carter 139 523 123 .235 20 83
1B Keith Hernandez 154 587 170 .290 18 89
2B Wally Backman 94 300 75 .250 1 23
3B Howard Johnson 157 554 147 .265 36 99
SS Rafael Santana 139 439 112 .255 5 44
LF Kevin McReynolds 151 590 163 .276 29 95
CF Lenny Dykstra 132 431 123 .285 10 43
RF Darryl Strawberry 154 532 151 .284 39 104

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
Mookie Wilson 124 385 115 .299 9 34
Tim Teufel 97 299 92 .308 14 61
Dave Magadan 85 192 61 .318 3 24
Lee Mazzilli 88 124 38 .306 3 24
Barry Lyons 53 130 33 .254 4 24
Bill Almon 49 54 13 .241 0 4
Keith Miller 25 51 19 .373 0 1
Mark Carreon 9 12 3 .250 0 1
Kevin Elster 5 10 4 .400 0 1
Al Pedrique 5 6 0 .000 0 0
Gregg Jefferies 6 6 3 .500 0 2
Clint Hurdle 3 3 1 .333 0 0
Randy Milligan 3 1 0 .000 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
Ron Darling 32 207.2 12 8 4.29 167
Dwight Gooden 25 179.2 15 7 3.21 148
Sid Fernandez 28 156.0 12 8 3.81 134
Rick Aguilera 18 115.0 11 3 3.60 77
John Mitchell 20 111.2 3 6 4.11 57
Bob Ojeda 10 46.1 3 5 3.88 21
Don Schulze 5 21.2 1 2 6.23 5
John Candelaria 3 12.1 2 0 5.84 10
Tom Edens 2 8.0 0 0 6.75 4

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
Terry Leach 44 131.1 11 1 3.22 61
David Cone 21 99.1 5 6 3.71 68

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
Jesse Orosco 58 3 9 16 4.44 78
Roger McDowell 56 7 5 25 4.16 32
Doug Sisk 55 3 1 3 3.46 37
Randy Myers 54 3 6 6 3.96 92
Gene Walter 21 1 2 0 3.20 11
Jeff Innis 17 0 1 0 3.16 28
Bob Gibson 1 0 0 0 0.00 2

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League Mike Cubbage
AA Jackson Mets Texas League Tucker Ashford
A Lynchburg Mets Carolina League John Tamargo
A Columbia Mets South Atlantic League Butch Hobson
A-Short Season Little Falls Mets New York–Penn League Rich Miller
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Bobby Floyd

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References

  1. ^ Ron Gardenhire page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Heathcliff Slocumb page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Stan Jefferson page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Doug Gwosdz page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Clint Hurdle page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ David Cone page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Gross, Michael (June 2, 1987). "Spider-Man to Wed Model". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Don Schulze page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Todd Hundley page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ "Eric Hillman Stats".
  11. ^ Anthony Young page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ John Candelaria page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007