1995 New York Mets season

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1995 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York (since 1962)
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s) Joe McIlvaine
Manager(s) Dallas Green
Local television WWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Rusty Staub, Gary Thorne)
Local radio WFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Howie Rose)
WXLX (spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Renato Morffi)
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The New York Mets' 1995 season was the 34th regular season for the Mets. They went 69-75 and finished 2nd in the NL East. They were managed by Dallas Green. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 18, 1994: Paul Byrd was traded by the Cleveland Indians with a player to be named later, Jerry Dipoto, and Dave Mlicki to the New York Mets for Jeromy Burnitz and Joe Roa. The Cleveland Indians sent Jesus Azuaje (minors) (December 6, 1994) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.[1]
  • December 7, 1994: Jarvis Brown was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Although the Mets failed to finish above .500 for the fourth consecutive season, their second-place finish was the highest they had placed since 1990.

After three and a half seasons, the Mets parted ways with Bobby Bonilla. The former All-Star turned lightning rod for fan criticism was dealt to the Baltimore Orioles at the trade deadline. Shortly thereafter, the Mets traded their other big acquisition from the infamous 1991-92 offseason and sent pitcher Bret Saberhagen to the Colorado Rockies.

1995 saw the emergence of Rico Brogna], to that point a backup infielder, as a major contributor to the Mets lineup. Installed as the team's first baseman, Brogna led the team with a .289 average while recording 22 home runs and 79 RBI. Second baseman Jeff Kent continued to provide power as he once again reached the 20-home run mark. Jose Vizcaino led the team in hits and posted a .287 average. As far as starting pitching went, there was not as much positive to say. Bobby Jones' 10 wins led the team and Dave Mlicki's 9-7 record was the only other plus-.500 mark among Met starters.

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 90 54 0.625 44–28 46–26
New York Mets 69 75 0.479 21 40–32 29–43
Philadelphia Phillies 69 75 0.479 21 35–37 34–38
Florida Marlins 67 76 0.469 22½ 37–34 30–42
Montreal Expos 66 78 0.458 24 31–41 35–37


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1995 National League Records

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


Opening Day roster[edit]

  • Bobby Bonilla
  • Rico Brogna
  • Brett Butler
  • Carl Everett
  • Todd Hundley
  • Jeff Kent
  • Bret Saberhagen
  • David Segui
  • José Vizcaíno [3]

Transactions[edit]

  • April 11, 1995: Brett Butler signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[4]
  • May 29, 1995: Jarvis Brown was released by the New York Mets.[2]
  • June 1, 1995: Aaron Rowand was drafted by the New York Mets in the 40th round of the 1995 amateur draft, but did not sign.[5]
  • June 5, 1995: Josías Manzanillo was selected off waivers by the New York Yankees from the New York Mets.[6]
  • July 28, 1995: Bobby Bonilla was traded by the New York Mets with a player to be named later to the Baltimore Orioles for Damon Buford and Alex Ochoa. The New York Mets sent Jimmy Williams (minors) (August 16, 1995) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.[7]
  • July 31, 1995: Bret Saberhagen was traded by the New York Mets with a player to be named later to the Colorado Rockies for Juan Acevedo and Arnold Gooch (minors). The New York Mets sent David Swanson (minors) (August 4, 1995) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.[8]
  • August 18, 1995: Brett Butler was traded by the New York Mets to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Dwight Maness (minors) and Scott Hunter (minors).[4]

Roster[edit]

1995 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[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
Carl Everett 79 289 75 .260 12 54

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League Toby Harrah
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League John Tamargo
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Rafael Landestoy
A Capital City Bombers South Atlantic League Howie Freiling
A-Short Season Pittsfield Mets New York–Penn League Ron Gideon
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League John Gibbons
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League John Stephenson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kingsport[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Byrd Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/brownja03.shtml
  3. ^ 1995 New York Mets Roster by Baseball Almanac
  4. ^ a b Brett Butler Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rowanaa01.shtml
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/manzajo01.shtml
  7. ^ Bobby Bonilla Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Bret Saberhagen Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External links[edit]