1992 New York Mets season

1992 New York Mets season

1992 New York Mets
Major league affiliations
Location
1992 information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s) Al Harazin
Manager(s) Jeff Torborg
Local television WWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Rusty Staub, Bob Carpenter)
Local radio WFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Todd Kalas)
WSKQ-FM (spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa, Renato Morffi, Armando Talavera)
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The New York Mets' 1992 season was the 31st regular season for the Mets. The Mets entered the season attempting to improve on their 1991 season, where due in part to a second half collapse they finish 78-84 after being in second place for most of the first two-thirds of the year. Instead, the Mets fell back to 5th place in the NL East with a 72-90 record. This was the Mets' first season under manager Jeff Torborg, who replaced the fired Bud Harrelson.

All 81 of the Mets' home games were played at Shea Stadium.

The Mets lost 90 games despite an offseason of acquisitions designed to help the team better compete. The team acquired several big name players in free agency and trades, including veteran second baseman Willie Randolph, power-hitting first baseman Eddie Murray, and star pitcher Bret Saberhagen. The biggest of the acquisitions was outfielder Bobby Bonilla, who signed a five-year deal for just over $29 million. None of these acquisitions resulted in any success, as Saberhagen was ineffective, Randolph was injured, and Bonilla failed to live up to the deal he had signed and often heard boos from the Shea Stadium crowds. In response to Bob Klapisch's book on the 1992 Mets, The Worst Team Money Could Buy: The Collapse of the New York Mets (ISBN 0-8032-7822-5), Bonilla confronted Klapisch in the team's clubhouse, threatening him, and having to be restrained.[1][2]

Offseason

Regular season

NL East W L Pct. GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 .593 --
Montreal Expos 87 75 .537 9
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 .512 13
Chicago Cubs 78 84 .481 18
New York Mets 72 90 .444 24
Philadelphia Phillies 70 92 .432 26

Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1992 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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 Todd Hundley 123 358 75 .209 7 32
1B Eddie Murray 156 551 144 .261 16 93
2B Willie Randolph 90 286 72 .252 2 15
3B Dave Magadan 99 321 91 .283 3 28
SS Dick Schofield 142 420 86 .205 4 36
LF Daryl Boston 130 289 72 .249 11 35
CF Howard Johnson 100 350 78 .223 7 43
RF Bobby Bonilla 128 438 109 .249 19 70

Other batters

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League Clint Hurdle
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League Steve Swisher
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League John Tamargo
A Columbia Mets South Atlantic League Tim Blackwell
Short-Season A Pittsfield Mets New York-Penn League Jim Thrift
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Andre David
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League Junior Roman
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Binghamton[11]

External links

  • 1992 New York Mets
  • 1992 New York Mets team page at www.baseball-almanac.com

References