1987

The New York Mets returned to baseball in 1987 as the reigning World Champions. But, they did not come close to acheiving what they had in the previous year. The Mets would end their season 92-70 falling to the St. Louis Cardinals.

 

"Hey Mets And Giants - How's The TV Reception?"
- Banner seen in 1987 World Series at Busch Stadium 

  

1987 New York Mets
Opening Day Starters


Gary Carter
Keith Hernandez
Howard Johnson
Kevin McReynolds
Bob Ojeda
Rafael Santana
Darryl Strawberry
Tim Teufel
Mookie Wilson

1987 New York Mets
Most Games by Position

C  Gary Carter (135)
1B  Keith Hernandez (154)
2B  Tim Teufel (92)
3B  Howard Johnson (140)
SS  Rafael Santana (138)
LF  Kevin McReynolds (150)
CF  Lenny Dykstra (118)
RF  Darryl Strawberry (151)
   
SP  Rick Aguilera
SP  Ron Darling
SP  Sid Fernandez
SP  Dwight Gooden
SP  John Mitchell

 

 

 

 

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Just In!

Check out the latest additions to the St. Louis Cardinals. The 1946 Home Jerseys of Red Schoendienst and Stan Musial. Check back soon for the 1946 Home Jersey of Enos Slaughter!

St. Louis Cardinals 1946 Home Jersey - Red Schoendienst   St. Louis Cardinals 1946 Home Jersey - Stan Musial

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1969: A First For The Mets

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The 1969 New York Mets won 100 games out the 162 they played in the regular season. This marked the first year that they would have 100 wins or more in a single season. Finishing first in their division, they moved on to defeat Atlanta in the National League Championship Series, winning their first ever National League Pennant. They then went on to clinch their first ever World Series Championship defeating the Baltimore Orioles.

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1969 New York Mets
Opening Day Starters


Tommie Agee
Ken Boswell
Ed Charles
Rod Gaspar
Jerry Grote
Bud Harrelson
Cleon Jones
Ed Kranepool
Tom Seaver

1969 New York Mets
Most Games by Position

C  Jerry Grote (112)
1B  Ed Kranepool (106)
2B  Ken Boswell (96)
3B  Wayne Garrett (72)
SS  Bud Harrelson (119)
LF  Cleon Jones (121)
CF  Tommie Agee (143)
RF  Ron Swoboda (77)
   
SP  Don Cardwell
SP  Gary Gentry
SP  Jerry Koosman
SP  Jim McAndrew
SP  Tom Seaver
   
RP  Jack DiLauro
RP  Cal Koonce
RP  Tug McGraw
CL  Ron Taylor

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It's Outta Here!!!

34 years ago today, Hammerin’ Hank hit his 755th and final Home Run. Two years removed from his trade to the Milwaukee Brewers from the Atlanta Braves, Aaron stepped in to the batter’s box in the bottom of the 7th inning against right hander Dick Drago of the California Angels. With 2 outs and no one aboard, Aaron took a pitch and knocked his 10th home run of the season. At the end of the season, Aaron would officially retire from the game of baseball and rejoin the Atlanta Braves as Vice-President.

 

Aaron’s big league career spanned across 23 seasons starting in 1954. Ironically enough, Aaron hit his first big league home run and his last big league home run at Milwaukee’s County Stadium. Aaron walked away from the game with a career batting average of .305, a total of 3,771 hits, 21 All-Star Appearances (consecutively from ’55-’75), and a World Series Championship ring from 1957 (where although he didn’t get the MVP award, Aaron hit .393 with 3 HRs and 7 RBIs). Aaron is considered one of, if not, the greatest baseball players of all time and is enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Happy Anniversary Hank.

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A Franchise Best

 

The New York Mets went 108 - 54 in the 1986 season. This remains the franchise's best record to date. The only two other times they had 100 wins or more was in 1969 under Gil Hodges and in 1988 under Davey Johnson whose direction they were also under in '86.

Below are some of the players who were vital in achieving this record:

 

1986 New York Mets
Most Games by Position

C  Gary Carter (122)
1B  Keith Hernandez (149)
2B  Wally Backman (113)
3B  Ray Knight (132)
SS  Rafael Santana (137)
LF  Mookie Wilson (78)
CF  Lenny Dykstra (138)
RF  Darryl Strawberry (130)
   
SP  Rick Aguilera
SP  Ron Darling
SP  Sid Fernandez
SP  Dwight Gooden
SP  Bob Ojeda
   
RP  Randy Niemann
RP  Jesse Orosco
RP  Doug Sisk
CL  Roger McDowell

 

 1986 Keith Hernandez  1986 Darryl Strawberry

1986 Dwight Gooden

 

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