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1984 New York Mets

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1983 / 1985

90-72, Finished 2nd in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Davey Johnson (90-72)
GM: Frank Cashen, Farm Dir: Steve Schryver, Scouting Dir: Joe McIlvaine
Scored 652 runs, Allowed 676 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-84

Ballparks: Shea Stadium · Attendance: 1,842,695 (6th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 101

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1983 / 1985 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

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
Wally Backman 24 B R 5' 9" 160 Sep 22, 1959 5 128 110 128 119 0 0 0 115 0 8 0 0 0 0 13 3 1.1 $93,000
Billy Beane 22 R R 6' 4" 195 Mar 29, 1962 1st 5 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 5 2 0 -0.3
Bruce Berenyi 29 R R 6' 3" 205 Aug 21, 1954 5 19 19 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 $250,000
Hubie Brooks 27 R R 6' 0" 178 Sep 24, 1956 5 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 0 129 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 $305,000
Kelvin Chapman 28 R R 5' 11" 173 Jun 2, 1956 2 75 46 75 60 0 0 0 57 3 0 0 0 0 0 15 6 0.7 $40,000
John Christensen 23 R R 6' 3" 205 Sep 15, 1960 1st 5 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 5 2 0 -0.2
Ron Darling 23 R R 6' 3" 195 Aug 19, 1960 2 39 33 39 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.8 $60,000
Sid Fernandez 21 L L 6' 1" 220 Oct 12, 1962 2 15 15 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 $45,500
Mike Fitzgerald 23 R R 6' 0" 185 Jul 13, 1960 2 112 101 112 107 0 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0.1 $51,000
George Foster 35 R R 6' 1" 180 Dec 1, 1948 16 146 140 146 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 141 0 0 141 6 0 2.3 $1,850,000
Brent Gaff 25 R R 6' 2" 200 Oct 5, 1958 3 47 0 47 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 $56,500
Ron Gardenhire 26 R R 6' 0" 175 Oct 24, 1957 4 74 51 74 70 0 0 0 18 7 49 0 0 0 0 7 6 0.9 $75,000
Wes Gardner 23 R R 6' 4" 197 Apr 29, 1961 1st 21 0 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
John Gibbons 22 R R 5' 11" 187 Jun 8, 1962 1st 10 9 10 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.3
Dwight Gooden 19 R R 6' 2" 190 Nov 16, 1964 1st 31 31 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.7 $40,000 All-Star
Tom Gorman 26 L L 6' 4" 194 Dec 16, 1957 4 36 0 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 $90,000
Danny Heep 26 L L 5' 11" 185 Jul 3, 1957 6 99 44 99 58 0 0 10 0 0 0 25 0 23 48 47 0 -0.1 $187,000
Keith Hernandez 30 L L 6' 0" 180 Oct 20, 1953 11 154 152 154 153 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.3 $1,673,000 All-Star
Ron Hodges 35 L R 6' 1" 185 Jun 22, 1949 12 64 27 64 35 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0.5 $325,000
Ross Jones 24 R R 6' 2" 185 Jan 14, 1960 1st 17 0 17 8 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 7 6 -0.1
Ray Knight 31 R R 6' 1" 185 Dec 28, 1952 9 27 27 27 27 0 0 3 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 $480,000
Tim Leary 25 R R 6' 3" 205 Dec 23, 1958 3 20 7 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Ed Lynch 28 R R 6' 6" 230 Feb 25, 1956 5 40 13 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.8 $240,000
Jerry Martin 35 R R 6' 1" 195 May 11, 1949 11 51 18 51 33 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0 21 30 26 0 -0.7 $220,000
Kevin Mitchell 22 R R 5' 10" 186 Jan 13, 1962 1st 7 2 7 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 -0.2
Jose Oquendo 20 B R 5' 10" 160 Jul 4, 1963 2 81 55 81 67 0 0 0 0 0 67 0 0 0 0 3 14 -0.3 $78,000
Jesse Orosco 27 R L 6' 2" 174 Apr 21, 1957 5 60 0 60 60 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 $525,000 All-Star
Junior Ortiz 24 R R 5' 11" 174 Oct 24, 1959 3 40 23 40 32 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 -0.5 $70,000
Rafael Santana 26 R R 6' 1" 165 Jan 31, 1958 2 51 42 51 50 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 $40,000
Calvin Schiraldi 22 R R 6' 5" 215 Jun 16, 1962 1st 5 3 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Doug Sisk 26 R R 6' 2" 210 Sep 26, 1957 3 50 0 50 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 $110,000
Rusty Staub 40 L R 6' 2" 190 Apr 1, 1944 22 78 1 78 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 0 -0.1 $300,000
John Stearns 32 R R 6' 0" 185 Aug 21, 1951 11 8 3 8 6 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 -0.1 $400,000
Darryl Strawberry 22 L L 6' 6" 190 Mar 12, 1962 2 147 143 147 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 134 155 4 0 2.8 $230,000 All-Star
Craig Swan 33 R R 6' 3" 215 Nov 30, 1950 12 10 0 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5 $760,000
Walt Terrell 26 L R 6' 2" 205 May 11, 1958 3 33 33 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 $111,000
Dick Tidrow 37 R R 6' 4" 210 May 14, 1947 13 11 0 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.8
Mike Torrez 37 R R 6' 5" 220 Aug 28, 1946 18 9 8 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Mookie Wilson 28 B R 5' 10" 170 Feb 9, 1956 5 154 142 154 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 0 146 10 2 3.7 $525,000
Herm Winningham 22 L R 5' 11" 185 Dec 1, 1961 1st 14 4 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 11 5 0 0.1
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.

1983 / 1985 Roster (40-man)