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1985 New York Mets

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1984 / 1986

98-64, Finished 2nd in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Davey Johnson (98-64)
GM: Frank Cashen, Farm Dir: Steve Schryver, Scouting Dir: Joe McIlvaine
Scored 695 runs, Allowed 568 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 96-66

Ballparks: Shea Stadium · Attendance: 2,761,601 (2nd of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 97

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1984 / 1986 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
Rick Aguilera 23 R R 6' 4" 195 Dec 31, 1961 1st 22 19 22 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.9
Wally Backman 25 B R 5' 9" 160 Sep 22, 1959 6 145 122 145 140 0 0 0 140 0 1 0 0 0 0 17 2 2.5 $200,000
Billy Beane 23 R R 6' 4" 195 Mar 29, 1962 2 8 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 3 -0.0
Bruce Berenyi 30 R R 6' 3" 205 Aug 21, 1954 6 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $325,000
Terry Blocker 25 L L 6' 2" 195 Aug 18, 1959 1st 18 3 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 7 7 -0.4
Larry Bowa 39 B R 5' 10" 155 Dec 6, 1945 16 14 6 14 13 0 0 0 4 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 3 -0.3 $525,000
Gary Carter HOF 31 R R 6' 2" 205 Apr 8, 1954 12 149 146 149 147 0 143 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 6.9 $2,028,571 All-Star
Kelvin Chapman 29 R R 5' 11" 173 Jun 2, 1956 3 62 34 62 49 0 0 0 48 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 5 -0.6
John Christensen 24 R R 6' 3" 205 Sep 15, 1960 2 51 28 51 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 31 39 15 1 -0.6
Ron Darling 24 R R 6' 3" 195 Aug 19, 1960 3 42 35 42 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4.6 $230,000 All-Star
Lenny Dykstra 22 L L 5' 10" 160 Feb 10, 1963 1st 83 53 83 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 0 74 14 9 1.9
Sid Fernandez 22 L L 6' 1" 220 Oct 12, 1962 3 26 26 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.9
George Foster 36 R R 6' 1" 180 Dec 1, 1948 17 129 119 129 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 123 0 0 123 8 0 1.7 $1,942,857
Ron Gardenhire 27 R R 6' 0" 175 Oct 24, 1957 5 26 13 26 20 0 0 0 5 2 13 0 0 0 0 7 2 0.1 $100,000
Wes Gardner 24 R R 6' 4" 197 Apr 29, 1961 2 9 0 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Dwight Gooden 20 R R 6' 2" 190 Nov 16, 1964 2 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.2 $450,000 All-Star
Tom Gorman 27 L L 6' 4" 194 Dec 16, 1957 5 34 2 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.8 $150,000
Danny Heep 27 L L 5' 11" 185 Jul 3, 1957 7 95 70 95 80 0 0 4 0 0 0 45 7 31 83 18 0 0.5 $260,000
Keith Hernandez 31 L L 6' 0" 180 Oct 20, 1953 12 158 152 158 157 0 0 157 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 5.0 $1,100,000
Clint Hurdle 27 L R 6' 3" 195 Jul 30, 1957 8 43 19 43 27 0 17 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 11 18 0 -0.3
Howard Johnson 24 B R 5' 11" 178 Nov 29, 1960 4 126 98 126 120 0 0 0 0 113 7 1 0 0 1 13 5 0.5 $115,000
Ray Knight 32 R R 6' 1" 185 Dec 28, 1952 10 90 68 90 75 0 0 1 2 73 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 -0.4 $560,000
Bill Latham 24 L L 6' 2" 190 Aug 29, 1960 1st 7 3 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Terry Leach 31 R R 6' 0" 215 Mar 13, 1954 3 22 4 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8
Ed Lynch 29 R R 6' 6" 230 Feb 25, 1956 6 31 29 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 $330,000
Roger McDowell 24 R R 6' 1" 175 Dec 21, 1960 1st 62 2 62 62 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 $60,000
Randy Myers 22 L L 6' 1" 190 Sep 19, 1962 1st 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Randy Niemann 29 L L 6' 4" 200 Nov 15, 1955 6 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Jesse Orosco 28 R L 6' 2" 174 Apr 21, 1957 6 54 0 54 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 $650,000
Tom Paciorek 38 R R 6' 4" 215 Nov 2, 1946 16 46 23 46 35 0 0 8 0 0 0 6 0 24 30 18 0 0.0
Ronn Reynolds 26 R R 6' 0" 200 Sep 28, 1958 3 28 11 28 25 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0.1
Joe Sambito 33 L L 6' 1" 185 Jun 28, 1952 9 8 0 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Rafael Santana 27 R R 6' 1" 165 Jan 31, 1958 3 154 145 154 153 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.3 $125,000
Calvin Schiraldi 23 R R 6' 5" 215 Jun 16, 1962 2 10 4 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.5
Doug Sisk 27 R R 6' 2" 210 Sep 26, 1957 4 42 0 42 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.8 $275,000
Rusty Staub 41 L R 6' 2" 190 Apr 1, 1944 23 54 0 54 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 53 0 0.3 $300,000
Darryl Strawberry 23 L L 6' 6" 190 Mar 12, 1962 3 111 108 111 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 100 127 2 0 4.8 $516,667 All-Star
Mookie Wilson 29 B R 5' 10" 170 Feb 9, 1956 6 93 77 93 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 83 0 87 10 3 2.6 $591,667
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.

1984 / 1986 Roster (40-man)