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 televisionWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Steve Zabriskie, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy)
Local radioWHN
(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 their 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 Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 101 61 0.623 54–27 47–34
New York Mets 98 64 0.605 3 51–30 47–34
Montreal Expos 84 77 0.522 16½ 44–37 40–40
Chicago Cubs 77 84 0.478 23½ 41–39 36–45
Philadelphia Phillies 75 87 0.463 26 41–40 34–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 104 0.354 43½ 35–45 22–59


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1985 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 7–11 8–10 5–13 3–9 2–10 10–2 6–6 7–11 10–8 3–9
Chicago 7–5 5–6 5–7 5–7 7–11 4–14 13–5 13–5 8–4 6–6 4–14
Cincinnati 11–7 6–5 11–7 7–11 8–4 4–8 7–5 9–3 9–9 12–6 5–7
Houston 10–8 7–5 7–11 6–12 6–6 4–8 4–8 6–6 12–6 15–3 6–6
Los Angeles 13–5 7–5 11–7 12–6 7–5 7–5 4–8 8–4 8–10 11–7 7–5
Montreal 9–3 11–7 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–9 8–10 9–8 5–7 7–5 11–7
New York 10–2 14–4 8–4 8–4 5–7 9–9 11–7 10–8 7–5 8–4 8–10
Philadelphia 2-10 5–13 5–7 8–4 8–4 10–8 7–11 11–7 5–7 6–6 8–10
Pittsburgh 6–6 5–13 3–9 6–6 4–8 8–9 8–10 7–11 4–8 3–9 3–15
San Diego 11–7 4–8 9–9 6–12 10–8 7–5 5–7 7–5 8–4 12–6 4–8
San Francisco 8–10 6–6 6–12 3–15 7–11 5–7 4–8 6–6 9–3 6–12 2–10
St. Louis 9–3 14–4 7–5 6–6 5–7 7–11 10–8 10–8 15–3 8–4 10–2


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 Gary Carter 149 555 156 .281 32 100
1B Keith Hernandez 158 593 183 .309 10 91
2B Wally Backman 145 520 142 .273 1 38
3B Howard Johnson 126 389 94 .242 11 46
SS Rafael Santana 154 529 136 .257 1 29
LF George Foster 129 452 119 .263 21 77
CF Mookie Wilson 93 337 93 .276 6 26
RF Darryl Strawberry 111 393 109 .277 29 79

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Danny Heep 95 271 76 .280 7 42
Ray Knight 90 271 59 .218 6 36
Lenny Dykstra 83 236 60 .254 1 19
Kelvin Chapman 62 144 25 .174 0 7
Tom Paciorek 46 116 33 .284 1 11
John Christensen 51 113 21 .186 3 13
Clint Hurdle 43 82 16 .195 3 7
Rusty Staub 54 45 12 .267 1 8
Ronn Reynolds 28 43 9 .209 0 1
Ron Gardenhire 26 39 7 .179 0 2
Larry Bowa 14 19 2 .105 0 2
Terry Blocker 18 15 1 .067 0 0
Billy 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 Pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

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

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Terry Leach 22 55.2 3 4 2.97 30
Calvin Schiraldi 10 26.1 2 1 8.89 21
Bill Latham 7 22.2 1 3 3.97 10

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Roger McDowell 62 6 5 17 2.83 70
Jesse Orosco 54 8 6 17 2.73 68
Doug Sisk 42 4 5 2 5.30 26
Tom Gorman 34 4 4 0 5.13 32
Wes Gardner 9 0 2 0 5.25 11
Joe Sambito 8 0 0 0 12.66 3
Randy Niemann 4 0 0 0 0.00 2
Randy Myers 1 0 0 0 0.00 2

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
A-Short Season 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 at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Gary Carter at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rusty Staub at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Danny Darwin at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "Rick Anderson: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  6. ^ Gordon Dillard page at Baseball Refefence
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.

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