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1987 New York Mets season

1987 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York, New York (since 1962)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
    General manager(s) Frank Cashen
    Manager(s) Davey Johnson
    Local television WOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
    (Ralph Kiner, Steve Zabriskie, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Rusty Staub)
    Local radio WHN
    (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. 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

    • June 5, 1987: A mock ceremony to promote a special wedding issue of the Amazing Spider-Man comic book took place at home plate in front of more than 45,000 fans just before the New York Mets played the Pittsburgh Pirates. Actors portrayed as fictional comic book characters Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson (wearing a wedding gown designed by Willi Smith, participated in the ceremony. Stan Lee, publisher of Marvel Comics and co-creator of Spider-Man officiated the ceremony prior to the Mets match.[7]

    Standings

    NL East W L Pct. GB
    St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 .586 --
    New York Mets 92 70 .568 3
    Montreal Expos 91 71 .562 4
    Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 .494 15
    Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 .494 15
    Chicago Cubs 76 85 .472 18.5

    Milestones

    • Howard Johnson became the eighth member of the 30-30 club by hitting for at least 30 home runs and getting at least 30 stolen bases in the same season. Johnson was the first infielder to join the 30-30 club.
    • Darryl Strawberry became the second Met in the season and the tenth member overall of the 30-30 club

    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

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    John Mitchell 20 111.2 3 6 4.11 57

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Don Schulze 5 21.2 1 2 6.23 5

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    Awards and honors

    • Darryl Strawberry - Player of the Month, September 1987

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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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. http://www.nytimes.com/1987/06/02/style/spider-man-to-wed-model.html
    8. Don Schulze page at Baseball Reference
    9. Todd Hundley page at Baseball Reference
    10. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hillmer01.shtml
    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, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

    External links