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1985 New York Mets season

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Start date  1985
General manager  Frank Cashen
Manager  Davey Johnson

Local television  WOR-TV/SportsChannel New York (Ralph Kiner, Steve Zabriskie, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy)
Local radio  WHN (Bob Murphy, Gary Thorne, Juan Alicea (SP))
Owners  Fred Wilpon, Nelson Doubleday Jr.
Similar  1990 New York Mets season, 1980 New York Mets season, 1996 New York Mets season, 1993 New York Mets season

The New York Mets' 1985 season was the 24th regular season for the Mets. They went 98-64 and finished 2nd in the NL East. They were managed by Davey Johnson. They played home games at Shea Stadium.



  • December 3, 1984: Lou Thornton was drafted from the Mets by the Toronto Blue Jays in the rule 5 draft.
  • December 10, 1984: Hubie Brooks, Mike Fitzgerald, Herm Winningham, and Floyd Youmans was traded by the Mets to the Montreal Expos for Gary Carter.
  • January 3, 1985: Rusty Staub was signed as a free agent by the Mets.
  • January 18, 1985: The Mets traded Tim Leary to the Milwaukee Brewers as part of a 4-team trade. The Kansas City Royals sent Frank Wills to the Mets. The Texas Rangers traded Danny Darwin and a player to be named later to the Brewers. The Brewers sent Jim Sundberg to the Royals. The Royals sent Don Slaught to the Rangers. The Rangers completed the deal by sending Bill Nance (minors) to the Brewers on January 30.
  • Regular season

  • Gary Carter led the Mets in HR and RBI.
  • July 4, 1985: Keith Hernandez hit for the cycle in a 16-13 game that lasted 19 innings vs. the Atlanta Braves.
  • July 11, 1985: Nolan Ryan got the 4000th strikeout of his career by striking out Mets player Danny Heep.
  • July 20, 1985: Darryl Strawberry had 7 RBIs in a game versus the Atlanta Braves.
  • Opening Day starters

  • Wally Backman, Second Base
  • Gary Carter, Catcher
  • George Foster, Outfield
  • Dwight Gooden, Pitcher
  • Keith Hernandez, First Base
  • Howard Johnson, Third Base
  • Rafael Santana, Shortstop
  • Darryl Strawberry, Outfield
  • Mookie Wilson, Outfield
  • Notable transactions

  • June 3, 1985: Gordon Dillard was drafted by the Mets in the 2nd round of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft (Secondary Phase), but did not sign.
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games Played; GS = Games Started; CG = Complete Games; SHO = Shutouts; IP = Innings Pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

    Awards and honors

  • Dwight Gooden, Associated Press Athlete of the Year
  • Dwight Gooden, National League Cy Young Award Winner
  • Dwight Gooden, National League Pitching Triple Crown
  • Dwight Gooden, The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year
  • Keith Hernandez, National League First Base Gold Glove
  • Gary Carter, National League Catcher Silver Slugger
  • Keith Hernandez – Player of the Month, July 1985
  • Keith Hernandez – Hernandez set a major league record for game-winning runs batted in (24) in 1985
  • Gary Carter – Player of the Month, September 1985
  • Rafael Santana – Led NL Shortstops in Putouts (301)
  • All-Star Game

  • Darryl Strawberry, Right field, Starter
  • Gary Carter, Catcher
  • Ron Darling, Pitcher
  • Dwight Gooden, Pitcher (Injured, did not play)
  • Farm system

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tidewater, Jackson


    1985 New York Mets season Wikipedia

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