1989 New York Mets season

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1989 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York (since 1962)
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s) Frank Cashen
Manager(s) Davey Johnson
Local television WWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Steve Zabriskie, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Rusty Staub)
Local radio WFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen)
WJIT (spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa, Armando Talavera)
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The New York Mets' 1989 season was the 28th regular season for the Mets. They went 87-75 and finished 2nd in the NL East. They were managed by Davey Johnson. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 93 69 0.574 48–33 45–36
New York Mets 87 75 0.537 6 51–30 36–45
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 7 46–35 40–41
Montreal Expos 81 81 0.500 12 44–37 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 0.457 19 39–42 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 0.414 26 38–42 29–53


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1989 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 8–10 8–10 6–10 6–6 2–10 8–4 4–8 7–11 6–12 3–9–1
Chicago 7–5 7–5 5–7 7–5 10–8 10–8 10–8 12–6 8–4 6–6 11–7
Cincinnati 10–8 5–7 8–10 8–10 4–8 4–8 4–8 7–5 9–9 8–10 8–4
Houston 10–8 7–5 10–8 10–8 4–8 6–6 9–3 7–5 8–10 8–10 7–5
Los Angeles 10–6 5–7 10–8 8–10 7–5 5–7 6–6 7–5 6–12 10–8 3–9
Montreal 6–6 8–10 8–4 8–4 5–7 9–9 9–9 11–7 5–7 7–5 5–13
New York 10–2 8–10 8–4 6–6 7–5 9–9 12–6 9–9 5–7 3–9 10–8
Philadelphia 4-8 8–10 8–4 3–9 6–6 9–9 6–12 10–8–1 2–10 4–8 7–11
Pittsburgh 8–4 6–12 5–7 5–7 5–7 7–11 9–9 8–10–1 3–9 5–7 13–5–1
San Diego 11–7 4–8 9–9 10–8 12–6 7–5 7–5 10–2 9–3 8–10 2–10
San Francisco 12–6 6–6 10–8 10–8 8–10 5–7 9–3 8–4 7–5 10–8 7–5
St. Louis 9–3–1 7–11 4–8 5–7 9–3 13–5 8–10 11–7 5–13–1 10–2 5–7


Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1989 New York Mets
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 Lyons, BarryBarry Lyons 79 235 58 .247 3 27
1B Magadan, DaveDave Magadan 127 374 107 .286 4 41
2B Jefferies, GreggGregg Jefferies 141 508 131 .258 12 56
3B Johnson, HowardHoward Johnson 153 571 164 .287 36 101
SS Elster, KevinKevin Elster 151 458 106 .231 10 55
LF McReynolds, KevinKevin McReynolds 148 545 148 .272 22 85
CF Samuel, JuanJuan Samuel 86 333 76 .228 3 28
RF Strawberry, DarrylDarryl Strawberry 134 476 107 .225 29 77

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Carter, GaryGary Carter 50 153 28 .183 2 15
Lombardi, PhilPhil Lombardi 18 48 11 .229 1 3
Thornton, LouLou Thornton 13 13 4 .308 0 1

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Aase, DonDon Aase 49 1 5 2 3.94 34
Mitchell, JohnJohn Mitchell 2 0 1 0 6.00 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League Mike Cubbage
AA Jackson Mets Texas League Steve Swisher
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Clint Hurdle
A Columbia Mets South Atlantic League Bill Stein
A-Short Season Pittsfield Mets New York–Penn League Tim Blackwell
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Jim Eschen
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League John Tamargo

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References[edit]

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