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1963 New York Mets season

1963 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Polo Grounds (since 1962)
  • New York, New York (since 1962)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Joan Whitney Payson
    Manager(s) Casey Stengel
    Local television WOR-TV
    Local radio WABC (AM)
    (Ralph Kiner, Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy)
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    The 1963 New York Mets season was the second regular season for the Mets. They went 51–111 and finished 10th in the NL, 48 games behind the World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. They were managed by Casey Stengel. They played their home games at the Polo Grounds, the second and final season there for the Mets before moving to Shea Stadium the following season.

    Offseason

    File:1963 NY Mets ticket info.jpg
    Advertisement for the 1963 Mets' ticket schedule, showing box seats for $3.50 and bleachers for $0.75.

    Regular season

    On June 14, Duke Snider of the Mets hit his 400th home run against the Cincinnati Reds. The opposing pitcher was Bob Purkey. The homer came in the 6,783rd at bat of his career.[3] Snider became the ninth player to reach 400 homers. Along with Eddie Mathews, Snider became part of the first duo to reach the 400-plateau in the same season.[3] Afterwards, Mets outfielder Jimmy Piersall told Snider that he could get more publicity for his 100th home run.[4] Nine days later, on June 23, Piersall ran the bases backward after hitting the 100th home run of his career off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Dallas Green.[5] He was released by the Mets one month later, with that home run being the only one he hit in a Mets uniform.

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Los Angeles Dodgers 99 63 -- .611
    St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 6 .574
    San Francisco Giants 88 74 11 .543
    Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 12 .537
    Cincinnati Reds 86 76 13 .531
    Milwaukee Braves 84 78 15 .519
    Chicago Cubs 82 80 17 .506
    Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 25 .457
    Houston Colt .45s 66 96 33 .407
    New York Mets 51 111 48 .315

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1963 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
    2B Hunt, RonRon Hunt 143 533 135 .272 10 42
    LF Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 126 420 109 .260 15 60
    RF Snider, DukeDuke Snider 129 354 86 .243 14 45

    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
    Carmel, DukeDuke Carmel 47 149 35 .235 3 18
    Fernández, ChicoChico Fernández 58 145 29 .200 1 9
    Piersall, JimmyJimmy Piersall 40 124 24 .194 1 10

    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
    Willey, CarlCarl Willey 30 183 9 14 3.10 101

    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
    Cisco, GalenGalen Cisco 51 155.2 7 15 4.34 81
    Anderson, CraigCraig Anderson 3 9.1 0 2 8.68 6

    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
    Bearnarth, LarryLarry Bearnarth 58 3 8 4 3.42 48
    Bauta, EdEd Bauta 9 0 0 0 5.21 13

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

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    Farm system

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    Notes

    References