1979 New York Mets season

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1979 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Charles Shipman Payson
General manager(s) Joe McDonald
Manager(s) Joe Torre
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WMCA
(Ralph Kiner, Bob Murphy, Steve Albert)
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The 1979 New York Mets season was the 18th regular season for the Mets, who played home games at Shea Stadium. Led by manager Joe Torre, the team had a 63–99 record and finished in sixth place in the National League's Eastern Division.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L GB Pct.
Pittsburgh Pirates 98 64 -- .605
Montreal Expos 95 65 2 .594
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 12 .531
Philadelphia Phillies 84 78 14 .519
Chicago Cubs 80 82 18 .494
New York Mets 63 99 35 .389

Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1979 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
1B Montañez, WillieWillie Montañez 109 410 96 .234 5 47
2B Flynn, DougDoug Flynn 157 555 135 .243 4 61
3B Hebner, RichieRichie Hebner 136 473 127 .268 10 79
LF Henderson, SteveSteve Henderson 98 350 107 .306 5 39
CF Mazzilli, LeeLee Mazzilli 158 597 181 .303 15 79

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Maddox, ElliottElliott Maddox 86 224 60 .268 1 12
Chapman, KelvinKelvin Chapman 35 80 12 .150 0 4
Ferrer, SergioSergio Ferrer 32 9 0 .000 0 0
Foli, TimTim Foli 3 7 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Falcone, PetePete Falcone 33 184 6 14 4.16 113
Kobel, KevinKevin Kobel 30 161.2 6 8 3.51 67
Berenguer, JuanJuan Berenguer 5 30.2 1 1 2.93 25

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Scott, MikeMike Scott 18 52.1 1 3 5.33 21

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Allen, NeilNeil Allen 50 6 10 8 3.55 65
Orosco, JesseJesse Orosco 18 1 2 0 4.89 22

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League Frank Verdi
AA Jackson Mets Texas League Bob Wellman
A Lynchburg Mets Carolina League Jack Aker
Short-Season A Little Falls Mets New York-Penn League Matt Galante
Short-Season A Grays Harbor Mets Northwest League Dan Monzon

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