The New York Mets' 1996 season was the 35th regular season for the Mets. They went 71-91 and finished 4th in the NL East. They were managed by Dallas Green and Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.
- December 14, 1995: Lance Johnson signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.
- December 19, 1995: Brent Mayne was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the New York Mets for Al Shirley (minors).
- March 31, 1996: Ryan Thompson was traded by the New York Mets with Reid Cornelius to the Cleveland Indians for Mark Clark.
Regular season 
- Alex Ochoa hit for the cycle on July 3 in a 10-6 win in Philadelphia. He was the sixth Met to hit for the cycle.
- On August 16, the San Diego Padres played the New York Mets in a game held in Monterrey, Mexico.
- On September 14, Todd Hundley broke the major-league record for single-season home runs by a catcher, previously owned by Roy Campanella. Hundley hit his 41st home run in the seventh inning of the Mets' 6-5, 12-inning victory over the Atlanta Braves.
- Lance Johnson led the league with 21 triples. It was the highest amount by a National League player since 1930.
Opening Day Roster 
Season standings 
Player stats 
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Other batters 
Starting pitchers 
Other pitchers 
Relief pitchers 
Awards and records 
- Lance Johnson, National League leader, Triples (21) 
Farm system 
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: St. Lucie
External links 
- ^ Lance Johnson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/maynebr01.shtml
- ^ Ryan Thompson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- ^ a b Diamos, Jason (July 4, 1996). "Ochoa Hits For the Cycle To Spark Mets". New York Times. p. B9.
- ^ Nemec, David; Flatow, Scott. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures (2008 ed.). New York: Penguin Group. p. 371. ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0.
- ^ Willis, George (September 15, 1996). "Hundley's 41st Puts Him in Record Books". New York Times. Retrieved April 22, 2011.
- ^ a b Nemec, David; Flatow, Scott. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures (2008 ed.). New York: Penguin Group. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0.
- ^ 1996 New York Mets Roster by Baseball Almanac
- ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007