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1987 New York Mets season

1987 New York Mets
Major league affiliations
1987 information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s) Frank Cashen
Manager(s) Davey Johnson
Local television WOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Steve Zabriskie, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Rusty Staub)
Local radio WHN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Thorne)
WJIT (spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa)
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The New York Mets' 1987 season was the 26th regular season for the Mets. They went 92-70 and finished 2nd in the NL East, and became the sixth straight team to enter the season as the defending World Series champions and miss the playoffs entirely. They were managed by Davey Johnson. The team played home games at Shea Stadium.


Regular season

  • June 5, 1987: A mock ceremony to promote a special wedding issue of the Amazing Spider-Man comic book took place at home plate in front of more than 45,000 fans just before the New York Mets played the Pittsburgh Pirates. Actors portrayed as fictional comic book characters Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson (wearing a wedding gown designed by Willi Smith, participated in the ceremony. Stan Lee, publisher of Marvel Comics and co-creator of Spider-Man officiated the ceremony prior to the Mets match.[7]


NL East W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 .586 --
New York Mets 92 70 .568 3
Montreal Expos 91 71 .562 4
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 .494 15
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 .494 15
Chicago Cubs 76 85 .472 18.5


  • Howard Johnson became the eighth member of the 30-30 club by hitting for at least 30 home runs and getting at least 30 stolen bases in the same season. Johnson was the first infielder to join the 30-30 club.
  • Darryl Strawberry became the second Met in the season and the tenth member overall of the 30-30 club

Notable transactions


1987 New York Mets
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters

  •  5 Davey Johnson


Player stats


Starters by position

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 Gary Carter 139 523 123 .235 20 83
1B Keith Hernandez 154 587 170 .290 18 89
2B Wally Backman 94 300 75 .250 1 23
3B Howard Johnson 157 554 147 .265 36 99
SS Rafael Santana 139 439 112 .255 5 44
LF Kevin McReynolds 151 590 163 .276 29 95
CF Lenny Dykstra 132 431 123 .285 10 43
RF Darryl Strawberry 154 532 151 .284 39 104

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
John Mitchell 20 111.2 3 6 4.11 57

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Don Schulze 5 21.2 1 2 6.23 5

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors

  • Darryl Strawberry - Player of the Month, September 1987

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League Mike Cubbage
AA Jackson Mets Texas League Tucker Ashford
A Lynchburg Mets Carolina League John Tamargo
A Columbia Mets South Atlantic League Butch Hobson
Short-Season A Little Falls Mets New York-Penn League Rich Miller
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Bobby Floyd


External links

  • 1987 New York Mets
  • 1987 New York Mets team page at
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