Saturday, March 12, 2011

1983 New York Mets

This was the worst team in the National League in 1983. It is probably most remembered by Mets fans as the year Tom Seaver came back to the team. Darryl Strawberry won the NL Rookie of the Year award and Keith Hernandez was acquired mid-season, and this was a sign that a better team was on the way.

Best Player: Darryl Strawberry

Best Pitcher: Jesse Orosco

All-Stars: Jesse Orosco

Tom Seaver

Rookie Card of the Year: Darryl know his story, the drugs, the cancer, the waste of talent. Baseball's answer to Leif Garrett. After his first season with the Dodgers in 1991, he was nothing more than a part time player, although he stuck around until 1999.

Other rookies:
Carlos Diaz, Brent Gaff, Brian Giles, Scott Holman, Terry Leach, Rick Ownbey, Gary Rajsich, Doug Sisk

First Met card: George Bamberger, Danny Heep, Keith Hernandez, Frank Howard, Mike Torrez

Most interesting non-Topps card: Carlos Diaz started his career with the Braves, and was traded in September 1982 to the Mets for Tom Hausman. Carlos Diaz's rookie cards are in the 1983 sets, although Donruss shows him as a Brave and Fleer shows him as a Met.

__ TO 713 C Ron Hodges NYM
__ TT 43 1B Keith Hernandez NYM
__ TO 548 2B Brian Giles NYM

SS Jose Oquendo
__ TO 134 3B Hubie Brooks NYM
__ TO 80 LF George Foster NYM
__ TO 55 CF Mookie Wilson NYM
__ TT 108 RF Darryl Strawberry NYM
__ TO 343 MI Bob Bailor NYM
__ TT 41 RF Danny Heep NYM
__ TO 160 1B Dave Kingman NYM

Starting Pitchers
__ TT 101 SP Tom Seaver NYM
__ TT 115 SP Mike Torrez NYM
__ TO 601 SP Ed Lynch NYM

SP Walt Terrell
__ TO 292 SP Craig Swan NYM

Relief Pitchers
__ TO 369 CL Jesse Orosco NYM
__ TT 105 RP Doug Sisk NYM
__ FL 540 RP Carlos Diaz NYM
__ DO 224 RP Scott Holman NYM
__ TO 575 RP Neil Allen NYM

RP Tom Gorman

Other Players

C Junior Ortiz
__ TO 740 UT Rusty Staub NYM

OF Mark Bradley

C Ronn Reynolds

UT Tucker Ashford
__ TO 444 IF Wally Backman NYM
__ TO 317 1B Gary Rajsich NYM

UT Clint Hurdle
__ TO 469 SS Ron Gardenhire NYM
__ TO 107 1B Mike Jorgensen NYM

C Mike Fitzgerald

C Mike Bishop

RF Mike Howard
__ TO 212 PR John Stearns NYM

SP Ron Darling
__ TO 739 RP Rick Ownbey NYM

SP Tim Leary
__ DO 553 RP Brent Gaff NYM

Minor Leagues
__ TO 187 MN Terry Leach NYM

__ TO 246 MG George Bamberger NYM
__ TT 47 MG Frank Howard NYM

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