1974 New York Mets season

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1974 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Joan Whitney Payson
General manager(s) Bob Scheffing
Manager(s) Yogi Berra
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WHN
(Ralph Kiner, Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy)
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The 1974 New York Mets season was the 13th regular season for the Mets, who played home games at Shea Stadium. Led by manager Yogi Berra, the team finished the season with a record of 71–91, placing fifth in the National League East. This was the first time the Mets had a losing season since 1968.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 0.543 52–29 36–45
St. Louis Cardinals 86 75 0.534 44–37 42–38
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 0.494 8 46–35 34–47
Montreal Expos 79 82 0.491 42–38 37–44
New York Mets 71 91 0.438 17 36–45 35–46
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0.407 22 32–49 34–47

Record vs. opponents

1974 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 4–8 7–11–1 6–12 8–10 9–3 8–4 8–4 4–8 17–1 8–10 9–3
Chicago 8–4 5–7 4–8 2–10 5–13 8–10 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 5–13
Cincinnati 11–7–1 7–5 14–4 6–12 6–6 9–3 8–4 8–4 12–6 11–7 6–6
Houston 12–6 8–4 4–14 5–13 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–7 7–11 10–8 8–4
Los Angeles 10–8 10–2 12–6 13–5 8–4 5–7 6–6 4–8 16–2 12–6 6–6
Montreal 3–9 13–5 6–6 6–6 4–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 6–6 4–8 8–9
New York 4–8 10–8 3–9 6–6 7–5 9–9 7–11 7–11 6–6 6–6 6–12
Philadelphia 4-8 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 7–11 11–7 10–8 5–7 8–4 9–9
Pittsburgh 8–4 9–9 4–8 7–5 8–4 9–9 11–7 8–10 9–3 8–4 7–11
San Diego 1–17 6–6 6–12 7–11 2–16 6–6 6–6 7–5 3–9 11–7 5–7
San Francisco 10–8 6–6 7–11 8–10 6–12 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 7–11 6–6
St. Louis 3–9 13–5 6–6 4–8 6–6 9–8 12–6 9–9 11–7 7–5 6–6


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1974 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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
2B Félix Millán 136 518 139 .268 1 33
3B Wayne Garrett 151 522 117 .224 13 53
RF Rusty Staub 161 561 145 .258 19 78
LF Cleon Jones 124 461 130 .282 13 60
1B John Milner 137 507 128 .252 20 63
C Jerry Grote 97 319 82 .257 5 36
CF Don Hahn 110 323 81 .251 4 28
SS Bud Harrelson 106 331 75 .227 1 13

Other batters

Note: 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
1B Ed Kranepool 94 217 65 .300 4 24
SS-OF Ted Martinez 116 334 73 .219 2 43
2B-3B Ken Boswell 96 222 48 .216 2 15
C Duffy Dyer 63 142 30 .211 0 10
C Ron Hodges 59 136 30 .221 4 14
OF Dave Schneck 93 254 52 .205 5 25
LF-PH George Theodore 60 76 12 .158 1 1
OF-PH Benny Ayala 23 68 16 .235 2 8

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
Tom Seaver 32 232.0 11 11 3.20 201
Jerry Koosman 35 265.0 15 11 3.36 188
Jon Matlack 34 265.1 13 15 2.41 195
Harry Parker 40 131.0 4 12 3.92 58
George Stone 15 77.0 2 7 5.03 29

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
Ray Sadecki 34 103.0 8 8 3.41 46
Bob Apodaca 35 103.0 6 6 3.50 54
Craig Swan 7 30.1 1 3 4.45 10

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 IP
Jack Aker 24 2 1 2 3.48 18 41.1
Tug McGraw 41 6 11 3 4.16 54 88.2
Bob Miller 58 2 2 2 3.58 35 78.0
Jerry Cram 10 0 1 3 1.61 8 22.1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League John Antonelli
AA Victoria Toros Texas League Joe Frazier
A Visalia Mets California League Nolan Campbell
A Anderson Mets Western Carolinas League Owen Friend
A-Short Season Batavia Trojans New York–Penn League Wilbur Huckle
Rookie Marion Mets Appalachian League Chuck Hiller

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Victoria

Notes

  1. ^ Buzz Capra page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1974&t=NYN
  3. ^ Bob Myrick page at Baseball Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1974 New York Mets
  • 1974 New York Mets team page at www.baseball-almanac.com

External links

  • New York Mets 1974 schedule at MLB.com
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