1989 New York Mets season

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.

1989 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 televisionWWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Steve Zabriskie, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Rusty Staub)
Local radioWFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen)
WJIT (spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa, Armando Talavera)
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OffseasonEdit

  • December 11, 1988: José Martínez was signed as an amateur free agent by the Mets.[1]
  • February 20, 1989: Don Aase was signed as a free agent by the Mets.[2]
  • March 2, 1989: Darryl Strawberry threw a punch at Keith Hernandez during team picture day. The two shouted at each other and were restrained by teammates until Strawberry left the area.[3]
  • March 30, 1989: Mike Maksudian was released by the Mets.[4]

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

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. opponentsEdit

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
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 2–10 4–8 7–11
Pittsburgh 8–4 6–12 5–7 5–7 5–7 7–11 9–9 8–10 3–9 5–7 13–5
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 7–11 4–8 5–7 9–3 13–5 8–10 11–7 5–13 10–2 5–7


Opening Day startersEdit

Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1989 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Barry Lyons 79 235 58 .247 3 27
1B Dave Magadan 127 374 107 .286 4 41
2B Gregg Jefferies 141 508 131 .258 12 56
3B Howard Johnson 153 571 164 .287 36 101
SS Kevin Elster 151 458 106 .231 10 55
LF Kevin McReynolds 148 545 148 .272 22 85
CF Juan Samuel 86 333 76 .228 3 28
RF Darryl Strawberry 134 476 107 .225 29 77

Other battersEdit

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
Mookie Wilson 80 249 51 .205 3 18
Tim Teufel 83 219 56 .256 2 15
Keith Hernandez 75 215 50 .233 4 19
Mackey Sasser 72 182 53 .291 1 22
Lenny Dykstra 56 159 43 .270 3 13
Gary Carter 50 153 28 .183 2 15
Keith Miller 57 143 33 .231 1 7
Mark Carreon 68 133 41 .308 6 16
Lee Mazzilli 48 60 11 .183 2 7
Phil Lombardi 18 48 11 .229 1 3
Lou Thornton 13 13 4 .308 0 1
Jeff McKnight 6 12 3 .250 0 0
Tom O'Malley 9 11 6 .545 0 8
Craig Shipley 4 7 1 .143 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
David Cone 34 219.2 14 8 3.52 190
Sid Fernandez 35 219.1 14 5 2.83 198
Ron Darling 33 217.1 14 14 3.52 153
Bob Ojeda 31 192 13 11 3.47 95
Dwight Gooden 19 118.1 9 4 2.89 101
Frank Viola 12 85.1 5 5 3.38 73

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
David West 11 24.1 0 2 7.40 19
Blaine Beatty 2 6 0 0 1.50 3

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Randy Myers 65 7 4 24 2.35 88
Don Aase 49 1 5 2 3.94 34
Rick Aguilera 36 6 6 7 2.34 80
Jeff Innis 29 0 1 0 3.18 16
Roger McDowell 25 1 5 4 3.31 15
Jeff Musselman 20 3 2 0 3.08 11
Terry Leach 10 0 0 0 4.22 2
Julio Machado 10 0 1 0 3.27 14
Wally Whitehurst 9 0 1 0 4.50 9
Kevin Tapani 3 0 0 0 3.68 2
John Mitchell 2 0 1 0 6.00 4
Manny Hernández 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Awards and honorsEdit

Farm systemEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ José Martínez page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Don Aase page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Robb, Sharon (March 3, 1989). "It's A Typical Baseball Fight Mets' Strawberry, Hernandez Argue, Almost Reach Blows". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Mike Maksudian page at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ 1989 New York Mets Roster by Baseball Almanac
  6. ^ Lou Thornton page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Lenny Dykstra page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Mookie Wilson page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External linksEdit