The New York Mets are a professional Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in New York City, New York in the borough of Queens. They play in the National League East division. In the history of the Mets there have been 24 managers that managed a game including four interim managers. Of those managers, only Joe Torre was a player-manager (a manager who also plays for the team); Yogi Berra did play four games while he was a coach for the Mets in 1965. Gil Hodges, Roy McMillan, Bud Harrelson, Mike Cubbage, Dallas Green, Bobby Valentine and Willie Randolph all also played in MLB for the Mets prior to becoming the team's manager.
The Mets posted their franchise record for losses in their inaugural season in the league, with 120 losses in 160 games in 1962. This was the first of seven consecutive losing seasons, a season in which the winning percentage was below .500, and the most losses by a post-1900 MLB team. During this stretch from 1962 to 1968, the Mets employed four managers. Seven managers have taken the Mets to the postseason; Davey Johnson, Bobby Valentine and Terry Collins have led the team to two playoff appearances each. Johnson and Gil Hodges are the only Mets managers to win a World Series: Hodges in 1969 against the Baltimore Orioles; and Johnson in 1986 against the Boston Red Sox. Terry Collins is the longest-tenured manager in franchise history, with 1,134 games of service over 7 seasons.
The manager with the most wins and highest winning percentage over a full season or more is Johnson; his 595–417 record gives him a .588 winning percentage. Conversely, the worst winning percentage over a full season or more in franchise history is .302 by inaugural manager Casey Stengel, who posted a 175–404 record from 1962 to 1965.
Carlos Beltrán was hired as the Mets' manager after the 2019 season but he was fired from the position before managing any games due to his involvement in the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal. Luis Rojas was hired in his place as manager for the 2020 season, However on October 4, 2021 after 2021 season the Mets has declined his option contract after two seasons lost for the playoffs. On December 20, 2021, Buck Showalter was announced as the club’s 23rd manager.
|WPct||Winning percentage: number of wins divided by number of games managed|
|PA||Playoff appearances: number of years this manager has led the franchise to the playoffs|
|PW||Playoff wins: number of wins this manager has accrued in the playoffs|
|PL||Playoff losses: number of losses this manager has accrued in the playoffs|
|WS||World Series: number of World Series victories achieved by the manager|
|† or ‡||Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (‡ denotes induction as manager)|
|§||Member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame|
Statistics current as of October 5, 2022
|3||Salty Parker (Interim)||1967||11||4||7||.364||—||—||—||—|||
|6||Roy McMillan (Interim)||1975||53||26||27||.491||—||—||—||—|||
|10||Frank Howard (Interim)||1983||116||52||64||.448||—||—||—||—|||
|13||Mike Cubbage (Interim)||1991||7||3||4||.429||—||—||—||—|||
Johnson Mets manager 1984–1991.
Bobby Valentine Mets manager 1996–2002.
Willie Randolph, manager, 2005–2008
Jerry Manuel, manager, 2008–2010
Terry Collins has managed the most games in the history of the Mets 2011–2017.