1997 New York Mets season

MLB yearly infobox alt
name = New York Mets
season = 1997
misc =

current league = National League
y1 = 1962
division = Eastern Division
y2 = 1969
Uniform logo =
ballpark = Shea Stadium
y4 = 1964
city = New York, New York
y5 = 1962
owners = Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
general managers = Joe McIlvaine and Steve Phillips
managers = Bobby Valentine
television = WWOR-TV/SportsChannel New York
(Ralph Kiner, Tim McCarver, Fran Healy, Howie Rose, Gary Thorne)
radio = WFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Ed Coleman)
WADO (spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa)

The New York Mets' 1997 season was the 36th regular season for the Mets. They went 88-74 and finished 3rd in the NL East. They were managed by Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

Offseason

*November 25, 1996: Paul Byrd was traded by the New York Mets with a player to be named later to the Atlanta Braves for Greg McMichael. The New York Mets sent Andy Zwirchitz (minors) (May 25, 1997) to the Atlanta Braves to complete the trade. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/byrdpa01.shtml Paul Byrd Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com ] ]
*December 2, 1996: Rico Rossy was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets. [http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rossyri01.shtml]
* December 20, 1996: John Olerud was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays with cash to the New York Mets for Robert Person. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/o/olerujo01.shtml John Olerud Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com ] ]
*March 22, 1997: Scott McClain was traded by the Baltimore Orioles with Manny Alexander to the New York Mets for Hector Ramirez. [ http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mcclasc01.shtml]
*March 28, 1997: Rico Rossy was released by the New York Mets. [http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rossyri01.shtml]

Regular Season

*June 16 - The first interleague game between the New York Mets and New York Yankees took place at Yankee Stadium. The Mets won the game by a score of 6-0. [http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199706160NYA]

eason Standings

Notable transactions

*June 3, 1997: Garrett Atkins was drafted by the New York Mets in the 10th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but did not sign. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/atkinga01.shtml Garrett Atkins Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com ] ]
*June 3, 1997: Jeremy Guthrie was drafted by the New York Mets in the 15th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but did not sign. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/guthrje01.shtml Jeremy Guthrie Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com ] ]
* August 8, 1997: Brian McRae was traded by the Chicago Cubs with Mel Rojas and Turk Wendell to the New York Mets for players to be named later and Lance Johnson. The New York Mets sent Mark Clark (August 11, 1997) and Manny Alexander (August 14, 1997) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mcraebr01.shtml Brian McRae Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com ] ]

Roster

Starting pitchers

References

External links

* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYM/1997.shtml 1997 New York Mets]
* [http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1997&t=NYN 1997 New York Mets team page at www.baseball-almanac.com]


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