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1998 New York Mets
Major league affiliations
1998 information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon
Manager(s) Bobby Valentine
Local television WWOR-TV/Fox Sports New York
(Ralph Kiner, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Howie Rose, Gary Thorne)
Local radio WFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Ed Coleman)
WADO (spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa)

The New York Mets' 1998 season was the 37th regular season for the Mets. They finished the season with a record of 88-74. Despite placing 2nd in the National League East, the Mets fell one game short of playoff contention following a catastrophic collapse during the final week of the season. They were managed by Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.



November 24, 1997: John Olerud was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[1]

Regular season


Opening Day starters

  • Edgardo Alfonzo
  • Carlos Baerga
  • Bernard Gilkey
  • Butch Huskey
  • Bobby Jones
  • Brian McRae
  • John Olerud
  • Rey Ordonez
  • Tim Spehr[2]

Notable transactions

  • May 10, 1998: Steve Decker was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[3]
  • May 22, 1998: Mike Piazza was traded by the Florida Marlins to the New York Mets for Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall, and Geoff Goetz (minors).
  • June 16, 1998: Rich Becker was selected off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from the New York Mets.[4]
  • July 3, 1998: Josias Manzanillo was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[5]
  • July 31, 1998: Tony Phillips was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the New York Mets for Leo Estrella.[6]
  • July 31, 1998: Bill Pulsipher was Traded by the New York Mets to the Milwaukee Brewers for Mike Kinkade.[7]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 106 56 .654 --
New York Mets 88 74 .543 18
Philadelphia Phillies 75 87 .463 31
Montreal Expos 65 97 .401 41
Florida Marlins 54 108 .333 52


1998 New York Mets
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League Rick Dempsey
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League John Gibbons
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Howie Freiling
A Capital City Bombers South Atlantic League Doug Davis
Short-Season A Pittsfield Mets New York-Penn League Roger LaFrancois
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Tim Foli
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League John Stephenson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: St. Lucie, Capital City[8]


  1. ^ John Olerud Statistics -
  2. ^
  3. ^ Steve Decker Statistics -
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^ Tony Phillips Statistics -
  7. ^ Bill Pulsipher Statistics -
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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