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They went 71-91 and finished 4th in the NL East. They were managed by Dallas Green and Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

 

Offseason Moves:

December 14, 1995: Lance Johnson signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.

December 19, 1995: Brent Mayne was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the New York Mets for Al Shirley (minors).

March 31, 1996: Ryan Thompson was traded by the New York Mets with Reid Cornelius to the Cleveland Indians for Mark Clark.

 

Regular season high-lights

Alex Ochoa hit for the cycle on July 3 in a 10-6 win in Philadelphia. 

He was the sixth Met to hit for the cycle.

On August 16, the San Diego Padres played the New York Mets in a game held in Monterrey, Mexico.

On Sept. 14, Todd Hundley broke the major-league record for single-season home runs by a catcher, previously owned by Roy Campanella. Hundley hit his 41st home run in the seventh inning of the Mets' 6-5, 12-inning victory over the Atlanta Braves.

Lance Johnson led the league with 21 triples. It was the highest amount by a National League player since 1930

 

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1996, Alex Ochoa, Bobby Valentine, Brent Mayne, Dallas Green, Lance Johnson, Mark Clark, Reid Cornelius, Roy Campanella, Ryan Thompson, Shea Stadium, Todd Hundley

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