1991 New York Mets season

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1991 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s)Frank Cashen
Manager(s)Bud Harrelson, Mike Cubbage
Local televisionWWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Rusty Staub, Don Criqui)
Local radioWFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Charlie Slowes)
WSKQ-FM (Spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa, Renato Morffi)
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The 1991 New York Mets season was the 30th regular season for the Mets. They went 77-84 and finished fifth in the National League East for their first losing season since 1983. They were managed by Bud Harrelson and Mike Cubbage. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

An interesting note is that two Mets home games against the Cardinals were cancelled on August 19 and 20 due to the Crown Heights riot; this puts the 1991 Mets, alongside the 1992 Los Angeles Dodgers and the 2015 Baltimore Orioles to have games affected due to riots.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Howard Johnson set the Mets record for most RBIs in one season with 117.

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 98 64 0.605 52–32 46–32
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 0.519 14 52–32 32–46
Philadelphia Phillies 78 84 0.481 20 47–36 31–48
Chicago Cubs 77 83 0.481 20 46–37 31–46
New York Mets 77 84 0.478 20½ 40–42 37–42
Montreal Expos 71 90 0.441 26½ 33–35 38–55

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1991 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 6–6 11–7 13–5 7–11 5–7 9–3 5–7 9–3 11–7 9–9 9–3
Chicago 6–6 4–8 9–3 2–10 10–7 11–6 8–10 7–11 4–8 6–6 10–8
Cincinnati 7–11 8–4 9–9 6–12 6–6 5–7 9–3 2–10 8–10 10–8 4–8
Houston 5–13 3–9 9–9 8–10 2–10 7–5 7–5 4–8 6–12 9–9 5–7
Los Angeles 11–7 10–2 12–6 10–8 5–7 7–5 7–5 7–5 10–8 8–10 6–6
Montreal 7–5 7–10 6–6 10–2 7–5 4–14 4–14 6–12 6–6 7–5 7–11
New York 3–9 6–11 7–5 5–7 5–7 14–4 11–7 6–12 7–5 6–6 7–11
Philadelphia 7-5 10–8 3–9 5–7 5–7 14–4 7–11 6–12 9–3 6–6 6–12
Pittsburgh 3–9 11–7 10–2 8–4 5–7 12–6 12–6 12–6 7–5 7–5 11–7
San Diego 7–11 8–4 10–8 12–6 8–10 6–6 5–7 3–9 5–7 11–7 9–3
San Francisco 9–9 6–6 8–10 9–9 10–8 5–7 6–6 6–6 5–7 7–11 4–8
St. Louis 3–9 8–10 8–4 7–5 6–6 11–7 11–7 12–6 7–11 3–9 8–4


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1991 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 Rick Cerone 90 227 62 .273 2 16
1B Dave Magadan 124 418 108 .258 4 51
2B Gregg Jefferies 136 486 132 .272 9 62
3B Howard Johnson 156 564 146 .259 38 117
SS Kevin Elster 115 348 84 .241 6 36
LF Kevin McReynolds 143 522 135 .259 16 74
CF Vince Coleman 72 278 71 .255 1 17
RF Hubie Brooks 103 357 85 .238 16 50

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
Jeff Gardner 13 37 6 .162 0 1
Chuck Carr 12 11 2 .182 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

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League Steve Swisher
AA Williamsport Bills Eastern League Clint Hurdle
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League John Tamargo
A Columbia Mets South Atlantic League Tim Blackwell
A-Short Season Pittsfield Mets New York–Penn League Jim Thrift
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Andre David
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League Junior Roman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Columbia[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Jelic: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Bob Ojeda page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rick Cerone page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Alex Diaz page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Bill Pulsipher page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Jason Isringhausen page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Ron Darling page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External links[edit]