Mets Regular Season Results

William SheaWilliam Shea throws out the first ball at Shea Stadium, New York City, April 17, 1964. (AP Photo)

In 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants abandoned New York for California, leaving the largest city in the United States without a National League franchise.

Two years later, on July 27, 1959, attorney William Shea announced the formation of a third major baseball league, the Continental League.

He tried to get several existing clubs to move, including the Philadelphia Phillies, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Cincinnati Reds, but no National League club was interested.

The new team required a new name and many were suggested. Among the finalists were “Bees,” “Burros,” “Continentals,” “Skyscrapers” and “Jets,” as well as the eventual runner-up, the “Skyliners.”

Although Joan Payson had admitted a preference for “Meadowlarks,” the owners ultimately selected “Mets,” because it was closely related to the club’s already-existing corporate name, “New York Metropolitan Baseball Club, Inc.,” it hearkened back to “Metropolitans,” a name used by an earlier New York team in the American Association from 1880 to 1887, and because its brevity would naturally fit in newspaper headlines.

The name was received with broad approval among fans and the press.

YEAR MANAGER DIV W L PCT GB POS FINISH
2015 Terry Collins East 90 72 .556 NL
2014 Terry Collins East 79 83 .475 17.0 2
2013 Terry Collins East 74 88 .457 22.0 3
2012 Terry Collins East 74 88 .475 22.0 4
2011 Terry Collins East 77 85 .475 25.0 4
2010 Jerry Manuel East 79 83 .432 18.0 4
2009 Jerry Manuel East 70 92 .432 23.0 4
2008 W.RandolphJ.Manuel East 89 73 .549 3.0 2
2007 Willie Randolph East 88 74 .543 1.0 2
2006 Willie Randolph East 97 65 .599 1 DIV
2005 Willie Randolph East 83 79 .512 7.0 3
2004 Art Howe East 71 91 .438 25.0 4
2003 Art Howe East 66 95 .410 34.5 5
2002 Bobby Valentine East 75 86 .466 26.5 5
2001 Bobby Valentine East 82 80 .506 6.0 3
2000 Bobby Valentine East 94 68 .580 1.0 2 NL
1999 Bobby Valentine East 97 66 .595 6.5 2 WC
1998 Bobby Valentine East 88 74 .543 18.0 2
1997 Bobby Valentine East 88 74 .543 13.0 3
1996 D. GreenB. Valentine East 71 91 .438 25.0 4
1995 Dallas Green East 69 75 .479 21.0 2
1994 Dallas Green East 55 58 .487 18.5 3
1993 J. TorborgD. Green East 59 103 .364 38.0 7
1992 Jeff Torborg East 72 90 .444 24.0 5
1991 B. HarrelsonM. Cubbage East 77 84 .478 20.5 5
1990 D. JohnsonB.Harrelson East 91 71 .562 4.0 2
1989 Davey Johnson East 87 75 .537 6.0 2
1988 Davey Johnson East 100 60 .625 1 DIV
1987 Davey Johnson East 92 70 .568 3.0 2
1986 Davey Johnson East 108 54 .667 1 WS
1985 Davey Johnson East 98 64 .605 3.0 2
1984 Davey Johnson East 90 72 .556 6.5 2
1983 G. BambergerF. Howard East 68 94 .420 22.0 6
1982 George Bamberger East 65 97 .401 27.0 6
1981 Joe Torre East 41 62 .398 18.5 5
1980 Joe Torre East 67 95 .414 24.0 5
1979 Joe Torre East 63 99 .389 35.0 6
1978 Joe Torre East 66 96 .407 24.0 6
1977 J. FrazierJ. Torre East 64 98 .395 37.0 6
1976 Joe Frazier East 86 76 .531 15.0 3
1975 Y. BerraR. McMillan East 82 80 .506 10.5 3
1974 Yogi Berra East 71 91 .438 17.0 5
1973 Yogi Berra East 82 79 .509 1 NL
1972 Yogi Berra East 83 73 .532 13.5 3
1971 Gil Hodges East 83 79 .512 14.0 3
1970 Gil Hodges East 83 79 .512 6.0 3
1969 Gil Hodges East 100 62 .617 1 WS
1968 Gil Hodges 73 89 .451 24.0 9
1967 Wes WestrumSalty Parker 61 101 .377 40.5 10
1966 Wes Westrum 66 95 .410 28.5 9
1965 C.StengelW. Westrum 50 112 .309 47.0 10
1964 Casey Stengel 53 109 .327 40.0 10
1963 Casey Stengel 51 111 .315 48.0 10
1962 Casey Stengel 40 120 .250 60.5 10

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MeetTheMess
Lifetime hater of the Mets who wonders why they get so much sympathy in the media with that loser fan base. Lets point out what a joke this team really is and how ownership has screwed the fans who still buy tickets for their games.

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