1996 New York Mets season
|1996 New York Mets|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.|
|General manager(s)||Joe McIlvaine|
|Manager(s)||Dallas Green, Bobby Valentine|
WWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York|
(Ralph Kiner, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Howie Rose, Gary Thorne)
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Ed Coleman)
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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.
- December 19, 1995: Brent Mayne was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the New York Mets for Al Shirley (minors).
- March 31, 1996: Ryan Thompson was traded by the New York Mets with Reid Cornelius to the Cleveland Indians for Mark Clark.
- Alex Ochoa hit for the cycle on July 3 in a 10-6 win in Philadelphia. He was the sixth Met to hit for the cycle.
- On August 16, the San Diego Padres played the New York Mets in a game held in Monterrey, Mexico.
- 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.
- Lance Johnson led the league with 21 triples. It was the highest amount by a National League player since 1930.
Opening Day Roster
- Rico Brogna
- Bernard Gilkey
- Todd Hundley
- Butch Huskey
- Lance Johnson
- Bobby Jones
- Jeff Kent
- Rey Ordóñez
- José Vizcaíno
|New York Mets||71||91||0.438||25||42–39||29–52|
Record vs. opponents
1996 National League Records
|1996 Game Log: 71–91 (Home: 42–39; Away: 29–52)|
April: 11–13 (Home: 6–7; Away: 5–6)
May: 11–17 (Home: 6–6; Away: 5–11)
June: 15–13 (Home: 10–5; Away: 5–8)
July: 15–13 (Home: 10–5; Away: 5–8)
August: 8–20 (Home: 3–9; Away: 5–11)
September: 11–15 (Home: 7–7; Away: 4–8)
| Legend: = Win = Loss|
Bold = Mets team member
|1996 New York Mets|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Awards and records
- Lance Johnson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Ryan Thompson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Diamos, Jason (July 4, 1996). "Ochoa Hits For the Cycle To Spark Mets". New York Times. p. B9.
- Nemec, David; Flatow, Scott. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures (2008 ed.). New York: Penguin Group. p. 371. ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0.
- Willis, George (September 15, 1996). "Hundley's 41st Puts Him in Record Books". New York Times. Retrieved April 22, 2011.
- Nemec, David; Flatow, Scott. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures (2008 ed.). New York: Penguin Group. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0.
- 1996 New York Mets Roster by Baseball Almanac
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007