1963 New York Mets season: Wikis


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1963 New York Mets
Major league affiliations
1963 Information
Owner(s) Joan Whitney Payson
General Manager(s) George Weiss
Manager(s) Casey Stengel
Local television WOR-TV (now WWOR-TV
Local radio WABC (AM)
(Ralph Kiner, Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy)

The New York Mets' 1963 season was the 2nd regular season for the Mets. They went 51-111 and finished 10th in the NL, 48 games behind the World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, a team that once played in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. They were managed by Casey Stengel. They played their home games at the Polo Grounds, the second and final season there for the Mets before moving to Shea Stadium the following season.



Regular season

  • June 14, 1963: Duke Snider hit his 400th home run. The opposing pitcher was Bob Purkey. The homer came in his 6,783rd at-bat. [3] Snider became the ninth player to reach 400 homers. Along with Eddie Mathews, Snider became part of the first duo to reach the 400-plateau in the same season. [3] Afterwards, Mets outfielder Jimmy Piersall told Snider that he could get more publicity for his 100th home run.[4]
  • June 23, 1963: Only with the club for 2 months in 1963, Jimmy Piersall ran the bases backward after hitting the 100th home run of his career off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Dallas Green.[5] He was released from the Mets one month later.

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 99 63 -- .611
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 6 .574
San Francisco Giants 88 74 11 .543
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 12 .537
Cincinnati Reds 86 76 13 .531
Milwaukee Braves 84 78 15 .519
Chicago Cubs 82 80 17 .506
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 25 .457
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 33 .407
New York Mets 51 111 48 .315

Notable transactions


1963 New York Mets roster
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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 Hunt, RonRon Hunt 143 533 135 .272 10 42

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Carmel, DukeDuke Carmel 47 149 35 .235 3 18


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Anderson, CraigCraig Anderson 3 9.1 0 2 8.68 6

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bearnarth, LarryLarry Bearnarth 58 3 8 4 3.42 48

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

  • Duke Snider, Outfield, Reserve


Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Kerby Farrell
A Salinas Mets California League Ken Deal
A Raleigh Mets Carolina League Clyde McCullough and Tommy Byrne
A Quincy Jets Midwest League Sheriff Robinson and Wally Millies
A Auburn Mets New York-Penn League Dick Cole



External links

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. pp. 767. ISBN 978-1932391176.  

External links


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