1985 New York Mets season

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1985 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s) Frank Cashen
Manager(s) Davey Johnson
Local television WOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Steve Zabriskie, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy)
Local radio WHN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Thorne, Juan Alicea (SP))
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The New York Mets' 1985 season was the 24th regular season for the Mets. They went 98-64 and finished 2nd in the NL East. They were managed by Davey Johnson. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • Gary Carter led the Mets in HR and RBI.
  • July 4, 1985: Keith Hernandez hit for the cycle in a 16-13 game that lasted 19 innings vs. the Atlanta Braves.
  • July 11, 1985: Nolan Ryan got the 4000th strikeout of his career by striking out Mets player Danny Heep.
  • July 20, 1985: Darryl Strawberry had 7 RBIs in a game versus the Atlanta Braves.

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Cardinals 101 61 .623 --
New York Mets 98 64 .605 3
Montreal Expos 84 77 .522 16.5
Chicago Cubs 77 84 .478 23.5
Philadelphia Phillies 75 87 .463 26
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 104 .354 43.5

Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1985 New York Mets roster
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
C Carter, GaryGary Carter 149 555 156 .281 32 100
1B Hernandez, KeithKeith Hernandez 158 593 183 .309 10 91
2B Backman, WallyWally Backman 145 520 142 .273 1 38
3B Johnson, HowardHoward Johnson 126 389 94 .242 11 46
SS Santana, RafaelRafael Santana 154 529 136 .257 1 29
LF Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 129 452 119 .263 21 77
CF Wilson, MookieMookie Wilson 93 337 93 .276 6 26
RF Strawberry, DarrylDarryl Strawberry 111 393 109 .277 29 79

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Heep, DannyDanny Heep 95 271 76 .280 7 42
Knight, RayRay Knight 90 271 59 .218 6 36
Dykstra, LennyLenny Dykstra 83 236 60 .254 1 19
Christensen, JohnJohn Christensen 51 113 21 .186 3 13
Hurdle, ClintClint Hurdle 43 82 16 .195 3 7
Staub, RustyRusty Staub 54 45 12 .267 1 8
Beane, BillyBilly Beane 8 8 2 .250 0 1

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games played; GS = Games Started; CG = Complete Games; SHO =Shutouts; IP = Innings Pitch; W = Wins; L = Loses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS CG SHO IP W L ERA SO
Gooden, DwightDwight Gooden 35 35 16 8 276.2 24 4 1.53 268
Darling, RonRon Darling 36 35 4 2 248.0 16 6 2.90 167
Lynch, EdEd Lynch 31 29 6 1 191.0 10 8 3.44 65
Fernandez, SidSid Fernandez 26 26 3 0 170.1 9 9 2.80 180
Aguilera, RickRick Aguilera 21 19 2 0 122.1 10 7 3.24 74
Berenyi, BruceBruce Berenyi 3 3 0 0 13.2 1 0 2.63 10

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Leach, TerryTerry Leach 22 55.2 3 4 2.97 30
Latham, BillBill Latham 7 22.2 1 3 3.97 10

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
McDowell, RogerRoger McDowell 62 6 5 17 2.83 70
Orosco, JesseJesse Orosco 54 8 6 17 2.73 68
Sisk, DougDoug Sisk 42 4 5 2 5.30 26
Gorman, TomTom Gorman 34 4 4 0 5.13 32

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Dwight Gooden, Associated Press Athlete of the Year
  • Dwight Gooden, National League Cy Young Award Winner
  • Dwight Gooden, National League Pitching Triple Crown
  • Dwight Gooden, The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year
  • Keith Hernandez, National League First Base Gold Glove
  • Gary Carter, National League Catcher Silver Slugger
  • Keith Hernandez - Player of the Month, July 1985
  • Keith Hernandez - Hernandez set a major league record for game-winning runs batted in (24) in 1985
  • Gary Carter - Player of the Month, September 1985
  • Rafael Santana – Led NL Shortstops in Putouts (301)

All-Star Game

  • Darryl Strawberry, Right field, Starter
  • Gary Carter, Catcher
  • Ron Darling, Pitcher
  • Dwight Gooden, Pitcher (Injured, did not play)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League Bob Schaefer
AA Jackson Mets Texas League Sam Perlozzo
A Lynchburg Mets Carolina League Mike Cubbage
A Columbia Mets South Atlantic League Bud Harrelson and Rich Miller
Short-Season A Little Falls Mets New York-Penn League Dan Radison
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Tucker Ashford

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tidewater, Jackson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lou Thornton page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Gary Carter page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rusty Staub page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Danny Darwin page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Gordon Dillard page at Baseball Refefence
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 

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