was the 35th regular season for the Mets. They went 71-91 and finished 4th in the NL East. They were managed by New York Mets' 1996 season Dallas Green and Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.
Offseason [ edit ]
December 14, 1995: Lance Johnson signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.
[1 ] December 19, 1995: Brent Mayne was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the New York Mets for Al Shirley (minors).
[2 ] March 31, 1996: Ryan Thompson was traded by the New York Mets with Reid Cornelius to the Cleveland Indians for Mark Clark.
Regular season [ edit ]
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. [4 ] [4 ] On August 16, the San Diego Padres played the New York Mets in a game held in Monterrey, Mexico.
[5 ] 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. [6 ] Lance Johnson led the league with 21 triples. It was the highest amount by a National League player since 1930.
Opening Day Roster [ edit ]
Season standings [ edit ]
Player stats [ edit ]
Batting [ edit ]
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Other batters [ edit ]
Starting pitchers [ edit ]
Other pitchers [ edit ]
Relief pitchers [ edit ]
Awards and records [ edit ]
Lance Johnson, National League leader, Triples (21)
Farm system [ edit ]
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: St. Lucie [9 ]
External links [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Lance Johnson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
^ 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