1968 New York Mets season

1968 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Joan Whitney Payson
General manager(s) Johnny Murphy
Manager(s) Gil Hodges
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WJRZ/WABC-FM
(Ralph Kiner, Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy)
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The 1968 New York Mets season was the seventh regular season for the Mets. They went 73–89 and finished 9th in the National League. They were managed by Gil Hodges. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

Despite the team's 9th place finish, the Mets managed to narrowly avoid yet another last place finish, and boasted their best record since their inception in 1962. They would go on to stun the baseball world the following year when they won the World Series.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 9765 0.599 47–34 50–31
San Francisco Giants 8874 0.543 9 42–39 46–35
Chicago Cubs 8478 0.519 13 47–34 37–44
Cincinnati Reds 8379 0.512 14 40–41 43–38
Atlanta Braves 8181 0.500 16 41–40 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 8082 0.494 17 40–41 40–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 7686 0.469 21 41–40 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 7686 0.469 21 38–43 38–43
New York Mets 7389 0.451 24 32–49 41–40
Houston Astros 7290 0.444 25 42–39 30–51

Record vs. opponents

1968 National League Records

Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Atlanta 8–1010–811–79–912–6–111–76–129–95–13
Chicago 10–87–1110–812–68–109–910–89–9–19–9
Cincinnati 8–1011–79–99–910–811–710–8–18–107–11
Houston 7–118–109–911–710–89–95–138–105–13
Los Angeles 9–96–129–97–117–1110–810–89–99–9
New York 6–12–110–88–108–1011–78–109–97–116–12
Philadelphia 7–119–97–119–98–1010–89–99–98–10
Pittsburgh 12–68–108–10–113–58–109–99–97–116–12
San Francisco 9–99–9–110–810–89–911–79–911–710–8
St. Louis 13–59–911–713–59–912–610–812–68–10

Roster

1968 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
CFTommie Agee13236880.217517

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
Al Weis9027447.172214

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
Don Cardwell291807132.9582

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

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bill Connors90109.008
Don Shaw70000.7311

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Jacksonville Suns International League Clyde McCullough
AA Memphis Blues Texas League Roy Sievers
A Visalia Mets California League Roy McMillan
A Raleigh-Durham Mets Carolina League Pete Pavlick
A-Short Season Mankato Mets Northern League Joe Frazier
Rookie Marion Mets Appalachian League Gary Gearhart

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Jacksonville, Marion

Notes

References

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