1985 New York Mets season
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.
|1985 New York Mets|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.|
|General manager(s)||Frank Cashen|
|Local television||WOR-TV/SportsChannel New York|
(Ralph Kiner, Steve Zabriskie, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy)
|Local radio||WHN |
(Bob Murphy, Gary Thorne, Juan Alicea (SP))
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- December 3, 1984: Lou Thornton was drafted from the Mets by the Toronto Blue Jays in the rule 5 draft.
- December 10, 1984: Hubie Brooks, Mike Fitzgerald, Herm Winningham, and Floyd Youmans were traded by the Mets to the Montreal Expos for Gary Carter.
- January 3, 1985: Rusty Staub was signed as a free agent by the Mets.
- January 18, 1985: The Mets traded Tim Leary to the Milwaukee Brewers as part of a 4-team trade. The Kansas City Royals sent Frank Wills to the Mets. The Texas Rangers traded Danny Darwin and a player to be named later to the Brewers. The Brewers sent Jim Sundberg to the Royals. The Royals sent Don Slaught to the Rangers. The Rangers completed the deal by sending Bill Nance (minors) to the Brewers on January 30.
- February 2, 1985: Rick Anderson was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets. 
- 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.
|St. Louis Cardinals||101||61||0.623||—||54–27||47–34|
|New York Mets||98||64||0.605||3||51–30||47–34|
Record vs. opponentsEdit
1985 National League Records
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Opening Day startersEdit
- Wally Backman, Second Base
- Gary Carter, Catcher
- George Foster, Outfield
- Dwight Gooden, Pitcher
- Keith Hernandez, First Base
- Howard Johnson, Third Base
- Rafael Santana, Shortstop
- Darryl Strawberry, Outfield
- Mookie Wilson, Outfield
- June 3, 1985: Gordon Dillard was drafted by the Mets in the 2nd round of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft (Secondary Phase), but did not sign.
|1985 New York Mets roster|
Starters by positionEdit
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
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
Awards and honorsEdit
- 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)
- Darryl Strawberry, Right field, Starter
- Gary Carter, Catcher
- Ron Darling, Pitcher
- Dwight Gooden, Pitcher (Injured, did not play)
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