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1968 New York Mets

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1967 / 1969

73-89, Finished 9th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Gil Hodges (73-89)
GM: Johnny Murphy, Farm Dir: Joe McDonald, Scouting Dir: Nelson Burbrink
Scored 473 runs, Allowed 499 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 77-85

Ballparks: Shea Stadium · Attendance: 1,781,657 (2nd of 10)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 102

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1967 / 1969 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Tommie Agee 25 R R 5' 11" 195 Aug 9, 1942 7 132 94 132 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 116 13 127 3 13 -0.1
Don Bosch 25 B R 5' 10" 160 Jul 15, 1942 3 50 27 50 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 30 0 33 9 12 -0.5
Ken Boswell 22 L R 6' 0" 170 Feb 23, 1946 2 75 67 75 69 0 0 0 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1.9
Jerry Buchek 26 R R 5' 11" 185 May 9, 1942 7 73 51 73 57 0 0 0 12 37 0 9 0 0 9 19 0 -1.1
Don Cardwell 32 R R 6' 4" 210 Dec 7, 1935 12 30 25 30 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.8
Ed Charles 35 R R 5' 10" 170 Apr 29, 1933 7 117 92 117 108 0 0 2 0 106 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 4.2
Kevin Collins 21 L R 6' 1" 180 Aug 4, 1946 3 58 39 58 43 0 0 0 6 41 1 0 0 0 0 16 1 -0.9
Bill Connors 26 R R 6' 1" 180 Nov 2, 1941 3 9 0 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Duffy Dyer 22 R R 6' 0" 187 Aug 15, 1945 1st 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Danny Frisella 22 L R 6' 0" 185 Mar 4, 1946 2 19 4 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Greg Goossen 22 R R 6' 1" 210 Dec 14, 1945 4 38 31 38 32 0 1 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0.2
Jerry Grote 25 R R 5' 10" 185 Oct 6, 1942 5 124 109 124 115 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 2.8 All-Star
Bud Harrelson 24 B R 5' 11" 160 Jun 6, 1944 4 111 100 111 106 0 0 0 0 0 106 0 0 0 0 6 0 0.5
Bob Heise 21 R R 6' 0" 175 May 12, 1947 2 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Al Jackson 32 L L 5' 10" 169 Dec 26, 1935 9 27 9 27 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -0.1
Cleon Jones 25 R L 6' 0" 185 Aug 4, 1942 5 147 125 147 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 28 18 139 10 3 4.1
Mike Jorgensen 19 L L 6' 0" 195 Aug 16, 1948 1st 8 3 8 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 -0.2
Cal Koonce 27 R R 6' 1" 185 Nov 18, 1940 7 55 2 55 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Jerry Koosman 25 R L 6' 2" 205 Dec 23, 1942 2 35 34 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 $12,000 All-Star
Ed Kranepool 23 L L 6' 3" 205 Nov 8, 1944 7 127 98 127 114 0 0 113 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 16 0 -0.9 $25,000
Phil Linz 29 R R 6' 1" 180 Jun 4, 1939 7 78 67 78 70 0 0 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 -1.1
J.C. Martin 31 L R 6' 2" 188 Dec 13, 1936 10 78 65 78 67 0 53 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1.0
Jim McAndrew 24 R R 6' 2" 185 Jan 11, 1944 1st 12 12 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8
Les Rohr 22 L L 6' 5" 205 Mar 5, 1946 2 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Nolan Ryan HOF 21 R R 6' 2" 170 Jan 31, 1947 2 21 18 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 $8,500
Tom Seaver HOF 23 R R 6' 1" 195 Nov 17, 1944 2 38 35 38 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7.0 $28,000 All-Star
Dick Selma 24 R R 5' 11" 160 Nov 4, 1943 4 39 23 39 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2.0 $15,700
Art Shamsky 26 L L 6' 1" 168 Oct 14, 1941 4 116 88 116 97 0 0 17 0 0 0 71 0 12 82 26 0 1.7
Don Shaw 24 L L 6' 0" 180 Feb 23, 1944 2 7 0 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 $14,000
Bill Short 30 L L 5' 9" 170 Nov 27, 1937 5 34 0 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9 $17,500
Larry Stahl 27 L L 6' 0" 175 Jun 29, 1941 5 53 47 53 50 0 0 9 0 0 0 13 30 18 46 5 1 1.5
Ron Swoboda 24 R R 6' 2" 195 Jun 30, 1944 4 132 117 132 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 124 125 10 0 3.0
Ron Taylor 30 R R 6' 1" 195 Dec 13, 1937 7 58 0 58 58 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Al Weis 30 B R 6' 0" 160 Apr 2, 1938 7 90 77 90 89 0 0 0 29 2 59 0 0 0 0 5 1 -1.6
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1967 / 1969 Roster (40-man)