List of New York Mets managers

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Terry Collins (current manager) has managed the most games in the history of the Mets

The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Queens, in New York City, New York. They play in the National League East division. In the team's 52-year history, the Mets have employed 20 managers.[1] The duties of the team manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field.[2] Of those managers, only Joe Torre was a player-manager (a manager who also plays for the team);[1][3] Yogi Berra did, however, play four games while he was a coach in 1965.[4]

The Mets posted their franchise record for losses in their inaugural season in the league, with 120 losses in 160 games in 1962.[5] This was the first of seven consecutive losing seasons,[1] a season in which the winning percentage was below .500, and the most losses by a post-1900 MLB team.[6] During this stretch from 1962 to 1968, the Mets employed four managers.[1] Five managers have taken the Mets to the postseason; Davey Johnson, Bobby Valentine and Terry Collins have led the team to two playoff appearances each. Johnson and Gil Hodges are the only Mets managers to win a World Series: Hodges in 1969 against the Baltimore Orioles; and Johnson in 1986 against the Boston Red Sox.[7] Terry Collins is the longest-tenured manager in franchise history, with 1,013 games of service over 7 seasons.[1]

The manager with the most wins and highest winning percentage over a full season or more is Johnson; his 595–417 record gives him a .588 winning percentage.[1] Conversely, the worst winning percentage over a full season or more in franchise history is .302 by inaugural manager Casey Stengel, who posted a 175–404 record from 1962 to 1965.[1]

Table key

WPct
Winning percentage: number of wins divided by number of games managed
PA
Playoff appearances: number of years this manager has led the franchise to the playoffs
PW
Playoff wins: number of wins this manager has accrued in the playoffs
PL
Playoff losses: number of losses this manager has accrued in the playoffs
WS
World Series: number of World Series victories achieved by the manager
or
Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (‡ denotes induction as manager)[8]
§
Member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame[9]

Managers

An African-American man, wearing a baseball hat and jacket, stands outside a baseball diamond.
Willie Randolph, manager, 2005–2008
A man, holding a baseball bat and ball in hand, prepares to hit the ball.
Jerry Manuel, manager, 2008–2010

Statistics current as of May 20, 2017

# Manager Seasons Games Wins Losses WPct PA PW PL WS Ref
1 Casey Stengelठ19621965 579 175 404 .302 [10]
2 Wes Westrum 19651967 379 142 237 .375 [11]
3 Salty Parker (Interim) 1967 11 4 7 .364 [12]
4 Gil Hodges§ 19681971 648 339 309 .523 1 7 1 1 [13]
5 Yogi Berra 19721975 588 292 296 .497 1 6 6 0 [14]
6 Roy McMillan (Interim) 1975 53 26 27 .491 [15]
7 Joe Frazier 19761977 207 101 106 .488 [16]
8 Joe Torre 19771981 706 286 420 .405 [3]
9 George Bamberger 19821983 208 81 127 .389 [17]
10 Frank Howard (Interim) 1983 116 52 64 .448 [18]
11 Davey Johnson§ 19841990 1012 595 417 .588 2 11 9 1 [19]
12 Bud Harrelson 19901991 274 145 129 .529 [20]
13 Mike Cubbage (Interim) 1991 7 3 4 .429 [21]
14 Jeff Torborg 19921993 200 85 115 .425 [22]
15 Dallas Green 19931996 512 229 283 .447 [23]
16 Bobby Valentine 19962002 1003 536 467 .534 2 13 11 0 [24]
17 Art Howe 20032004 323 137 186 .424 [25]
18 Willie Randolph 20052008 555 302 253 .544 1 6 4 0 [26]
19 Jerry Manuel 20082010 417 204 213 .489 [27]
20 Terry Collins 2011–present 1013 499 514 .493 2 8 7 [28]
Totals 8811 4233 4578 .480 9 43 31 2

References

General
  • Gillette, Gary; Palmer, Pete (2007). The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia (Fourth ed.). New York City, New York: Sterling Publishing Co. pp. 1669–1684. ISBN 978-1-4027-4771-7. 
  • "New York Mets History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  • "New York Mets Manager History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e f g "New York Mets Managerial Register". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Manager: Definition". Dictionary.Reference.com. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 2006. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Joe Torre Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  4. ^ Corio, Ray (March 5, 1990). "Question Box". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  5. ^ "1962 New York Mets". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  6. ^ Donovan, John (September 4, 2003). "The (dis)honor roll: Tigers have plenty of company among all-time worst teams". CNN Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  7. ^ "New York Mets Team History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  8. ^ "Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  9. ^ "Mets Hall of Fame". New York Mets. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  10. ^ "Casey Stengel Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  11. ^ "Wes Westrum Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  12. ^ "Salty Parker Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  13. ^ "Gil Hodges Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  14. ^ "Yogi Berra Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  15. ^ "Roy McMillan Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  16. ^ "Joe Frazier Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  17. ^ "George Bamberger Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  18. ^ "Frank Howard Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  19. ^ "Davey Johnson Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  20. ^ "Bud Harrelson Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  21. ^ "Mike Cubbage Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  22. ^ "Jeff Torborg Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  23. ^ "Dallas Green Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  24. ^ "Bobby Valentine Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  25. ^ "Art Howe Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  26. ^ "Willie Randolph Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  27. ^ "Jerry Manuel Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  28. ^ "Terry Collins Managerial Record". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 

External links

  • Official website of the New York Mets
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