The New York Mets' 1987 season was the 26th regular season for the Mets. They went 92-70 and finished 2nd in the NL East, and became the sixth straight team to enter the season as the defending World Series champions and miss the playoffs entirely. They were managed by Davey Johnson. The team played home games at Shea Stadium.
November 12, 1986: Ron Gardenhire was traded by the Mets to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later. The Twins completed the deal by sending Dominic Iasparro (minors) to the Mets on April 4, 1987.
June 5, 1987: A mock ceremony to promote a special wedding issue of the Amazing Spider-Man comic book took place at home plate in front of more than 45,000 fans just before the New York Mets played the Pittsburgh Pirates. Actors portrayed as fictional comic book characters Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson (wearing a wedding gown designed by Willi Smith, participated in the ceremony. Stan Lee, publisher of Marvel Comics and co-creator of Spider-Man officiated the ceremony prior to the Mets match.
Howard Johnson became the eighth member of the 30-30 club by hitting for at least 30 home runs and getting at least 30 stolen bases in the same season. Johnson was the first infielder to join the 30-30 club.
Darryl Strawberry became the second Met in the season and the tenth member overall of the 30-30 club