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.
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