1982 New York Mets season

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1982 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s) Frank Cashen
Manager(s) George Bamberger
Local television WOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Lorn Brown)
Local radio WMCA
(Bob Murphy, Steve LaMar)
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The New York Mets' 1982 season was the 21st regular season for the Mets. They went 65–97 and finished in sixth place in the National League East. They were managed by George Bamberger. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Cardinals 92 70 .568 --
Philadelphia Phillies 89 73 .549 3
Montreal Expos 86 76 .531 6
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 78 .519 8
Chicago Cubs 73 89 .451 19
New York Mets 65 97 .401 27

Notable transactions[edit]

Joel Youngblood[edit]

On August 4, 1982, Youngblood became the first player in history to get hits for two different teams in two different cities on the same day. Youngblood had driven in the winning run for the Mets in an afternoon game at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs, and then singled in a night game for the Montreal Expos in Philadelphia after he had been traded. Interestingly, the two pitchers he hit safely against, Ferguson Jenkins of the Cubs and Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies, are both in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Roster[edit]

1982 New York Mets roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
LF Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 151 550 136 .247 13 70

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Youngblood, JoelJoel Youngblood 80 202 52 .257 3 21
Rajsich, GaryGary Rajsich 80 162 42 .259 2 12
Giles, BrianBrian Giles 45 138 29 .210 3 10
Tillman, RustyRusty Tillman 12 13 2 .154 0 0
Sweet, RickRick Sweet 3 3 1 .333 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ownbey, RickRick Ownbey 8 50.1 1 2 3.75 28
Holman, ScottScott Holman 4 26.2 2 1 2.36 11
Terrell, WaltWalt Terrell 3 21 0 3 3.43 8

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Falcone, PetePete Falcone 40 171 8 10 3.84 101
Gorman, TomTom Gorman 3 9.1 0 1 0.96 7

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Allen, NeilNeil Allen 50 3 7 19 3.06 59
Diaz, CarlosCarlos Diaz 4 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League Jack Aker
AA Jackson Mets Texas League Gene Dusan
A Lynchburg Mets Carolina League Dan Monzon
A Shelby Mets South Atlantic League Rich Miller
Short-Season A Little Falls Mets New York-Penn League Sam Perlozzo
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Ed Olsen

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tidewater

Notes[edit]

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