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1997 New York Mets season

1997 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 and Steve Phillips
    Manager(s) 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)
    WADO (spanish)
    (Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa)
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    The New York Mets' 1997 season was the 36th regular season for the Mets. They went 88-74 and finished 3rd in the NL East. They were managed by Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    • April 15, 1997: The Mets hosted ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers before their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Shea Stadium.[5] During the ceremonies, Robinson's jersey number, 42, was retired by Major League Baseball.[5] The Mets won the game 5-0.[6]
    • June 16, 1997: The first interleague game between the New York Mets and New York Yankees took place at Yankee Stadium. The Mets won the game by a score of 6-0.[7]

    Season standings

    NL East W L Pct. GB
    Atlanta Braves 101 61 .623 --
    Florida Marlins 92 70 .568 9
    New York Mets 88 74 .543 13
    Montreal Expos 78 84 .481 23
    Philadelphia Phillies 68 94 .420 33

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1997 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

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Carl Everett 142 443 110 .248 14 57
    Kevin Morgan 1 1 0 .000 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Greg McMichael 73 7 10 7 2.98 81
    Ricardo Jordan 22 1 2 0 5.33 19

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager
    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Pittsfield, GCL Mets[11]

    References

    1. ^ Paul Byrd page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Rico Brogna page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ John Olerud page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Scott McClain page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ a b Smith, Claire (April 16, 1997). "A Grand Tribute to Robinson and His Moment". New York Times. p. A1. 
    6. ^ Olney, Buster (April 16, 1997). "Mets' Own Melting Pot Provides Victory Blend". New York Times. p. B14. 
    7. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199706160NYA
    8. ^ Garrett Atkins page at Baseball Reference
    9. ^ Jeremy Guthrie page at Baseball Reference
    10. ^ Brian McRae page at Baseball Reference
    11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

    External links