1997 New York Mets season

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1997 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s) Joe McIlvaine and Steve Phillips
Manager(s) Bobby Valentine
Local television WWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Howie Rose, Gary Thorne)
Local radio WFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Ed Coleman)
WADO (spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa)
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The New York Mets' 1997 season was the 36th regular season for the Mets. They went 88-74 and finished 3rd in the NL East. They were managed by Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.


Regular season[edit]

  • April 15, 1997: The Mets hosted ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers before their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Shea Stadium.[5] During the ceremonies, Robinson's jersey number, 42, was retired by Major League Baseball.[5] The Mets won the game 5-0.[6]
  • June 16, 1997: The first interleague game between the New York Mets and New York Yankees took place at Yankee Stadium. The Mets won the game by a score of 6-0.[7]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 101 61 .623 --
Florida Marlins 92 70 .568 9
New York Mets 88 74 .543 13
Montreal Expos 78 84 .481 23
Philadelphia Phillies 68 94 .420 33

Notable transactions[edit]


1997 New York Mets
Pitchers Catchers





Player stats[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

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Carl Everett 142 443 110 .248 14 57
Kevin Morgan 1 1 0 .000 0 0


Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Greg McMichael 73 7 10 7 2.98 81
Ricardo Jordan 22 1 2 0 5.33 19

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League Rick Dempsey
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League Rick Sweet
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League John Gibbons
A Capital City Bombers South Atlantic League Doug Mansolino and John Stephenson
Short-Season A Pittsfield Mets New York-Penn League Doug Davis
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Ken Berry
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League Mickey Brantley and Doug Flynn

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Pittsfield, GCL Mets[11]


  1. ^ Paul Byrd page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Rico Brogna page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ John Olerud page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Scott McClain page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Smith, Claire (April 16, 1997). "A Grand Tribute to Robinson and His Moment". New York Times. p. A1. 
  6. ^ Olney, Buster (April 16, 1997). "Mets' Own Melting Pot Provides Victory Blend". New York Times. p. B14. 
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199706160NYA
  8. ^ Garrett Atkins page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Jeremy Guthrie page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Brian McRae page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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