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1966 New York Mets season

1966 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Joan Whitney Payson
Manager(s) Wes Westrum
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WHN
(Ralph Kiner, Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy)
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The 1966 New York Mets season was the 5th regular season for the Mets. They went 66–95 and finished 9th in the NL. They were managed by Wes Westrum. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

1966 was the first season in which the Mets did not lose at least 100 games.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 -- .586
San Francisco Giants 93 68 1.5 .578
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 3 .568
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 8 .537
Atlanta Braves 85 77 10 .525
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 12 .512
Cincinnati Reds 76 84 18 .475
Houston Astros 72 90 23 .444
New York Mets 66 95 28.5 .410
Chicago Cubs 59 103 36 .364

Notable transactions

Roster

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
3B Boyer, KenKen Boyer 136 496 132 .266 14 61
RF Luplow, AlAl Luplow 111 334 84 .251 7 31

Other batters

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G IP W L ERA SO
Arrigo, GerryGerry Arrigo 17 43.1 3 3 3.74 28
Ryan, NolanNolan Ryan 2 3 0 1 15.00 6

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bearnarth, LarryLarry Bearnarth 29 2 3 0 4.45 27

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Jacksonville Suns International League Solly Hemus
AA Williamsport Mets Eastern League Bill Virdon
A Auburn Mets New York-Penn League Clyde McCullough
A Greenville Mets Western Carolinas League Pete Pavlick
Rookie Marion Mets Appalachian League Buddy Peterson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Auburn, Marion

Notes

  1. ^ Charley Smith page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Al Luplow page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Joe Christopher page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Gary Kroll page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p. 32, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  6. ^ Tom Seaver page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Galen Cisco page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Duffy Dyer page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Bob Shaw page at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Ralph Terry page at Baseball Reference

References

  • 1966 New York Mets
  • 1966 New York Mets team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN . 
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