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1987 New York Mets season

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Start date  1987
General manager  Frank Cashen
Manager  Davey Johnson
Local radios  WEPN, WZRC
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Local television  WOR-TV/SportsChannel New York (Ralph Kiner, Steve Zabriskie, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Rusty Staub)
Owners  Fred Wilpon, Nelson Doubleday Jr.
Similar  1985 New York Mets season, 1990 New York Mets season, 1986 New York Mets season, 1980 New York Mets season, 1993 New York Mets season

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. They were managed by Davey Johnson. The team played home games at Shea Stadium.



  • November 12, 1986: Ron Gardenhire was traded by the Mets to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later. The Twins completed the deal by sending Dominic Iasparro (minors) to the Mets on April 4, 1987.
  • December 9, 1986: Heathcliff Slocumb was drafted from the Mets by the Chicago Cubs in the 1986 minor league draft.
  • December 11, 1986: Kevin Mitchell, Stan Jefferson, Shawn Abner, Kevin Armstrong (minors) and Kevin Brown (minors) were traded by the Mets to the San Diego Padres for Kevin McReynolds, Gene Walter, and Adam Ging (minors).
  • December 17, 1986: Doug Gwosdz was traded by the Mets to the Seattle Mariners for Ricky Nelson.
  • February 9, 1987: Clint Hurdle was signed as a free agent by the Mets.
  • March 27, 1987: Ed Hearn, Rick Anderson, and Mauro Gozzo were traded by the Mets to the Kansas City Royals for David Cone and Chris Jelic.
  • Regular season

  • June 5, 1987: A mock ceremony called "Spider-Man's wedding" took place to promote a special wedding issue of the Amazing Spider-Man comic book 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.
  • Milestones

  • 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

  • May 11, 1987: Ricky Nelson was traded by the Mets to the Cleveland Indians for Don Schulze.
  • June 2, 1987: 1987 Major League Baseball Draft
  • Todd Hundley was drafted by the Mets in the 2nd round. Player signed June 15, 1987.
  • Eric Hillman was drafted by the New York Mets in the 16th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1987.
  • Anthony Young was drafted by the Mets in the 38th round. Player signed June 6, 1987.
  • September 15, 1987: Jeff Richardson and Shane Young (minors) were traded by the Mets to the California Angels for John Candelaria.
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    Awards and honors

  • Darryl Strawberry – Player of the Month, September 1987
  • All-Star Game


    1987 New York Mets season Wikipedia

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