1994 New York Mets
New York Mets at Chicago Cubs 1994-04-04 (ticket).jpg
A ticket for the Mets' 1994 Opening Day game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record55–58 (.487)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s)Joe McIlvaine
Manager(s)Dallas Green
Local televisionWWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Rusty Staub, Gary Thorne)
Local radioWFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Howie Rose)
WSKQ-FM (Spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Renato Morffi)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The New York Mets' 1994 season was the 33rd attempt at a regular season for the Mets. They went 55–58 and finished 3rd in the NL East. They were managed by Dallas Green. They played home games at Shea Stadium. The season was cut short by the 1994 player's strike.

Offseason

Regular season

By Friday, August 12, the Mets had compiled a 55-58 record through 113 games. They had scored 521 runs (4.48 per game) and allowed 526 runs (4.65 per game).[9]

The Mets struggled in a few offensive areas, finishing 28th in the Majors in both stolen bases (25) and on-base percentage (.316). In spite of these numbers, the Mets had good hitting power, slamming 117 home runs in 113 games, while grounding into just 70 double plays (the fewest in the Majors) and being hit by pitches an MLB-high 52 times.[10]

Jeff Kent's .292 average led the team, as did his 68 RBI. Bobby Bonilla led five Mets with double-digit home run totals with 20. Ryan Thompson added 18, Todd Hundley 16, Kent 14, and David Segui 10.

After two injury-filled and disappointing years, Bret Saberhagen emerged as the ace of the Mets' staff with a 14-4 record. Bobby Jones recorded 12 wins in his first full season in the rotation, and John Franco stayed healthy enough to record 30 saves.

The news was not all positive. After struggling in his first seven starts, Dwight Gooden was suspended for 60 days after a positive test for cocaine. While on suspension he tested positive again and the suspension was extended to the entire 1995 season. Thus, 1994 was his final season as a Met.

Opening Day starters

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Montreal Expos 74 40 0.649 32–20 42–20
Atlanta Braves 68 46 0.596 6 31–24 37–22
New York Mets 55 58 0.487 18½ 23–30 32–28
Philadelphia Phillies 54 61 0.470 20½ 34–26 20–35
Florida Marlins 51 64 0.443 23½ 25–34 26–30
Division leaders W L Pct.
Montreal Expos 74 40 0.649
Cincinnati Reds 66 48 0.579
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 56 0.509
Wild card team W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 68 46 0.597
Houston Astros 66 49 0.574 212
New York Mets 55 58 0.487 1212
San Francisco Giants 55 60 0.478 1312
Philadelphia Phillies 54 61 0.470 1412
St. Louis Cardinals 53 61 0.465 15
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 61 0.465 15
Colorado Rockies 53 64 0.453 1612
Florida Marlins 51 64 0.444 1712
Chicago Cubs 49 64 0.434 1812
San Diego Padres 47 70 0.402 2212

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 4–2 5–5 8–2 8–4 3–3 6–0 4–5 5–4 6–3 3–9 6–1 5–1 5–7
Chicago 2–4 5–7 6–6 4–5 4–8 3–3 2–4 1–4 1–6 5–5 6–3 5–4 5–5
Cincinnati 5–5 7–5 4–4 7–5 4–6 3–6 4–2 2–4 4–2 9–3 8–2 7–2 2–2–1
Colorado 2–8 6–6 4–4 3–9 5–5 4–6 4–2 5–1 2–4 2–3 5–5 3–7 8–4
Florida 4–8 5–4 5–7 9–3 2–4 3–3 2–7 6–4 4–6 1–6 5–1 2–4 3–7
Houston 3–3 8–4 6–4 5–5 4–2 1–8 2–4 3–3 5–1 8–4 5–5 8–2 8–4
Los Angeles 0–6 3–3 6–3 6–4 3–3 8–1 3–9 6–6 7–5 3–3 6–4 5–5 2–4
Montreal 5–4 4–2 2–4 2–4 7–2 4–2 9–3 4–3 5–4 8–2 12–0 5–7 7–3
New York 4–5 4–1 4–2 1–5 4–6 3–3 6–6 3–4 4–6 4–5 6–6 6–6 6–3
Philadelphia 3-6 6–1 2–4 4–2 6–4 1–5 5–7 4–5 6–4 5–4 4–8 4–8 4–3
Pittsburgh 9–3 5–5 3–9 3–2 6–1 4–8 3–3 2–8 5–4 4–5 3–3 1–5 5–5
San Diego 1–6 3–6 2–8 5–5 1–5 5–5 4–6 0–12 6–6 8–4 3–3 5–2 4–2
San Francisco 1–5 4–5 2–7 7–3 4–2 2–8 5–5 7–5 6–6 8–4 5–1 2–5 2–4
St. Louis 7–5 5–5 2–2–1 4–8 7–3 4–8 4–2 3–7 3–6 3–4 5–5 2–4 4–2


Notable transactions

Roster

1994 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 Todd Hundley 91 291 69 .237 16 42
1B David Segui 92 336 81 .241 10 43
2B Jeff Kent 107 415 121 .292 14 68
SS José Vizcaíno 103 410 105 .256 3 33
3B Bobby Bonilla 108 403 117 .290 20 67
LF Kevin McReynolds 51 180 46 .256 4 21
CF Ryan Thompson 98 334 75 .225 18 59
RF Joe Orsulak 96 292 76 .260 8 42

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
Kelly Stinnett 47 150 38 .253 2 14
Jeromy Burnitz 45 143 34 .238 3 15
Jim Lindeman 52 137 37 .270 7 20
Rico Brogna 39 131 46 .351 7 20
Fernando Viña 79 124 31 .250 0 6
John Cangelosi 62 111 28 .252 0 4
Tim Bogar 50 52 8 .154 2 5
Luis Rivera 32 43 12 .279 3 5
Shawn Hare 22 40 9 .225 0 2
Jeff McKnight 31 27 4 .148 0 2
Rick Parker 8 16 1 .063 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
Bret Saberhagen 24 177.1 14 4 2.74 143
Bobby Jones 24 160.0 12 7 3.15 80
Pete Smith 21 131.1 4 10 5.55 62
Mike Remlinger 10 54.2 1 5 4.61 33
Jason Jacome 8 54.0 4 3 2.67 30
Dwight Gooden 7 41.1 3 4 6.31 40
Juan Castillo 2 11.2 0 0 6.94 1

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
Mauro Gozzo 23 69.0 3 5 4.83 33
Eric Hillman 11 34.2 0 3 7.79 20

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
John Franco 47 1 4 30 2.70 42
Roger Mason 41 2 4 1 3.51 26
Josias Manzanillo 37 3 2 2 2.66 48
Doug Linton 32 6 2 0 4.47 29
Mike Maddux 27 2 1 2 5.11 32
Eric Gunderson 14 0 0 0 0.00 4
Frank Seminara 10 0 2 0 5.82 7
Jonathan Hurst 7 0 1 0 12.60 6
Dave Telgheder 6 0 1 0 7.20 4

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League Bobby Valentine
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League John Tamargo
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Rafael Landestoy
A Columbia Bombers South Atlantic League Ron Washington
A-Short Season Pittsfield Mets New York–Penn League Howie Freiling
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Ron Gideon
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League Junior Roman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Binghamton[14]

References

  1. ^ Ced Landrum at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Frank Seminara at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Jim Lindeman at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Doug Linton at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Kevin McReynolds at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Kevin Morgan at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ José Vizcaíno at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Rico Brogna at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ "1994 National League Season Summary".
  10. ^ "1994 Major League Baseball Season Summary".
  11. ^ "1994 New York Mets Roster by Baseball Almanac".
  12. ^ "Roger Mason Stats".
  13. ^ Doug Dascenzo at Baseball-Reference
  14. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007