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1996 New York Mets season

1996 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) Joe McIlvaine
    Manager(s) Dallas Green and Bobby Valentine
    Local television WWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
    (Ralph Kiner, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Howie Rose, Gary Thorne)
    Local radio WFAN
    (Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Ed Coleman)
    WXLX (spanish)
    (Juan Alicea)
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    The New York Mets' 1996 season was the 35th regular season for the Mets. They went 71-91 and finished 4th in the NL East. They were managed by Dallas Green and Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

    Offseason

    • December 14, 1995: Lance Johnson signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[1]
    • December 19, 1995: Brent Mayne was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the New York Mets for Al Shirley (minors).[2]
    • March 31, 1996: Ryan Thompson was traded by the New York Mets with Reid Cornelius to the Cleveland Indians for Mark Clark.[3]

    Regular season

    • Alex Ochoa hit for the cycle on July 3 in a 10-6 win in Philadelphia.[4] He was the sixth Met to hit for the cycle.[4]
    • On August 16, the San Diego Padres played the New York Mets in a game held in Monterrey, Mexico.[5]
    • On September 14, Todd Hundley broke the major-league record for single-season home runs by a catcher, previously owned by Roy Campanella. Hundley hit his 41st home run in the seventh inning of the Mets' 6-5, 12-inning victory over the Atlanta Braves.[6]
    • Lance Johnson led the league with 21 triples. It was the highest amount by a National League player since 1930.[7]

    Opening Day Roster

    [8]

    Season standings

    NL East W L Pct. GB
    Atlanta Braves 96 66 .593 --
    Montreal Expos 88 73 .543 8
    Florida Marlins 80 82 .494 16
    New York Mets 71 91 .438 25
    Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 .414 29

    Roster

    1996 New York Mets
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    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
    Carl Everett 101 192 46 .240 1 16

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA
    Relief pitchers
    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    Awards and records

    • Lance Johnson, National League leader, Triples (21) [7]

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager
    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: St. Lucie[9]

    External links

    References

    1. Lance Johnson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    2. http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/maynebr01.shtml
    3. Ryan Thompson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    4. 4.0 4.1 Diamos, Jason (July 4, 1996). "Ochoa Hits For the Cycle To Spark Mets". New York Times. p. B9. 
    5. Nemec, David; Flatow, Scott. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures (2008 ed.). New York: Penguin Group. p. 371. ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0. 
    6. Willis, George (September 15, 1996). "Hundley's 41st Puts Him in Record Books". New York Times. Retrieved April 22, 2011. 
    7. 7.0 7.1 Nemec, David; Flatow, Scott. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures (2008 ed.). New York: Penguin Group. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0. 
    8. 1996 New York Mets Roster by Baseball Almanac
    9. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007