1996 New York Mets season

1996 New York Mets season

1996 New York Mets
Major league affiliations
1996 information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s) Joe McIlvaine
Manager(s) Dallas Green and Bobby Valentine
Local television WWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Howie Rose, Gary Thorne)
Local radio WFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Ed Coleman)
WXLX (spanish)
(Juan Alicea)
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The New York Mets' 1996 season was the 35th regular season for the Mets. They went 71-91 and finished 4th in the NL East. They were managed by Dallas Green and Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.


  • December 14, 1995: Lance Johnson signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[1]
  • December 19, 1995: Brent Mayne was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the New York Mets for Al Shirley (minors).[2]
  • March 31, 1996: Ryan Thompson was traded by the New York Mets with Reid Cornelius to the Cleveland Indians for Mark Clark.[3]

Regular season

  • Alex Ochoa hit for the cycle on July 3 in a 10-6 win in Philadelphia.[4] He was the sixth Met to hit for the cycle.[4]
  • On August 16, the San Diego Padres played the New York Mets in a game held in Monterrey, Mexico.[5]
  • On September 14, Todd Hundley broke the major-league record for single-season home runs by a catcher, previously owned by Roy Campanella. Hundley hit his 41st home run in the seventh inning of the Mets' 6-5, 12-inning victory over the Atlanta Braves.[6]
  • Lance Johnson led the league with 21 triples. It was the highest amount by a National League player since 1930.[7]

Opening Day Roster


Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 96 66 .593 --
Montreal Expos 88 73 .543 8
Florida Marlins 80 82 .494 16
New York Mets 71 91 .438 25
Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 .414 29


1996 New York Mets
Pitchers Catchers





Player stats


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
Carl Everett 101 192 46 .240 1 16

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and records

  • Lance Johnson, National League leader, Triples (21) [7]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League Bobby Valentine and Bruce Benedict
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League John Tamargo
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League John Gibbons
A Capital City Bombers South Atlantic League Howie Freiling
Short-Season A Pittsfield Mets New York–Penn League Doug Davis
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League John Stephenson
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League Mickey Brantley

External links

  • 1996 New York Mets
  • 1996 New York Mets team page at www.baseball-almanac.com