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1979 New York Mets

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1978 / 1980

63-99, Finished 6th in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Torre (63-99)
GM: Joe McDonald (Fired 2/21/1980), Farm Dir: Pete Gebrian
Scored 593 runs, Allowed 706 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 68-94

Ballparks: Shea Stadium · Attendance: 788,905 (11th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 95, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 95, Pitching - 96

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1978 / 1980 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
Neil Allen 21 R R 6' 3" 185 Jan 24, 1958 1st 50 5 50 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Juan Berenguer 24 R R 5' 11" 186 Nov 30, 1954 2 5 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Dwight Bernard 27 R R 6' 2" 170 May 31, 1952 2 32 1 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Bruce Boisclair 26 L L 6' 2" 185 Dec 9, 1952 5 59 14 59 24 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 18 25 38 0 -0.7
Ray Burris 28 R R 6' 5" 200 Aug 22, 1950 7 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Jose Cardenal 35 R R 5' 10" 150 Oct 7, 1943 17 11 11 11 11 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 0 0 0.6
Kelvin Chapman 23 R R 5' 11" 173 Jun 2, 1956 1st 35 15 35 23 0 0 0 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 3 -0.8
Dock Ellis 34 B R 6' 3" 205 Mar 11, 1945 12 17 14 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.3
Pete Falcone 25 L L 6' 2" 185 Oct 1, 1953 5 33 31 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.4
Sergio Ferrer 28 B R 5' 7" 145 Jan 29, 1951 4 32 0 32 19 0 0 0 4 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 17 -0.2
Gil Flores 26 R R 6' 0" 185 Oct 27, 1952 3 70 10 70 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 28 34 45 3 -0.4
Doug Flynn 28 R R 5' 11" 165 Apr 18, 1951 5 157 153 157 157 0 0 0 147 0 20 0 0 0 0 1 1 -1.6 $100,000
Tim Foli 28 R R 6' 0" 179 Dec 6, 1950 10 3 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.2
Ed Glynn 26 R L 6' 2" 180 Jun 3, 1953 5 46 0 46 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1
Andy Hassler 27 L L 6' 5" 220 Oct 18, 1951 8 29 8 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7
Tom Hausman 26 R R 6' 4" 190 Mar 31, 1953 4 19 10 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2
Richie Hebner 31 L R 6' 1" 195 Nov 26, 1947 12 136 130 136 135 0 0 6 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2.1
Steve Henderson 26 R R 6' 2" 190 Nov 18, 1952 3 98 94 98 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 0 0 94 3 1 1.7
Ron Hodges 30 L R 6' 1" 185 Jun 22, 1949 7 59 17 59 22 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 0.1
Roy Lee Jackson 25 R R 6' 2" 190 May 1, 1954 3 8 0 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Kevin Kobel 25 R L 6' 0" 180 Oct 2, 1953 5 30 27 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Ed Kranepool 34 L L 6' 3" 205 Nov 8, 1944 18 82 33 82 37 0 0 29 0 0 0 2 0 6 8 49 0 -0.7
Skip Lockwood 32 R R 6' 1" 175 Aug 17, 1946 12 28 0 28 27 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2
Elliott Maddox 31 R R 5' 11" 180 Dec 21, 1947 10 86 49 86 71 0 0 0 0 11 0 2 26 41 69 20 2 0.0 $190,000
Lee Mazzilli 24 B R 6' 1" 180 Mar 25, 1955 4 158 157 158 157 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 143 0 143 1 0 4.9 All-Star
Willie Montanez 31 L L 6' 0" 170 Apr 1, 1948 11 109 104 109 108 0 0 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -2.0
Dale Murray 29 R R 6' 4" 205 Feb 2, 1950 6 58 0 58 58 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.0 $72,000
Dan Norman 24 R R 6' 2" 195 Jan 11, 1955 3 44 26 44 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 26 34 14 0 -0.4
Jesse Orosco 22 R L 6' 2" 174 Apr 21, 1957 1st 18 2 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
John Pacella 22 R R 6' 3" 195 Sep 15, 1956 2 4 3 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Jeff Reardon 23 R R 6' 0" 190 Oct 1, 1955 1st 18 0 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Mike Scott 24 R R 6' 2" 210 Apr 26, 1955 1st 18 9 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
John Stearns 27 R R 6' 0" 185 Aug 21, 1951 6 155 140 155 146 0 121 16 0 11 0 6 0 0 6 12 0 1.5 $300,000 All-Star
Craig Swan 28 R R 6' 3" 215 Nov 30, 1950 7 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.5 $90,000
Frank Taveras 29 R R 6' 0" 155 Dec 24, 1949 8 153 150 153 152 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.0
Alex Trevino 21 R R 5' 10" 165 Aug 26, 1957 2 79 48 79 68 0 36 0 8 27 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0.5
Wayne Twitchell 31 R R 6' 6" 215 Mar 10, 1948 10 33 2 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Joel Youngblood 27 R R 6' 0" 180 Aug 28, 1951 4 158 152 158 155 0 0 0 13 12 0 71 5 87 163 5 1 4.4 $78,000
Pat Zachry 27 R R 6' 5" 180 Apr 24, 1952 4 7 7 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
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.

1978 / 1980 Roster (40-man)