Meet the Mets Managers

Since their inception in 1962, the New York Mets have had 21 managers (23 if you include Carlos Beltran and Luis Rojas), including four interim managers and three who have gone on to be elected to the Hall of Fame.

Davey Johnson is the winningest manager in franchise history. He managed the Mets from 1984-1990, compiling a 595–417 record (.588 winning percentage), including a World Series title in 1986.

Willie Randolph had the second highest winning percentage in team history (.544). In 555 games (2005-2008), Randolph compiled a 302-253 record including a division title in 2006.

Gil Hodges, who managed the Mets from 1968-1971, led the team to their first World Series title (1969). Hodges managed 648 games and a .523 winning percentage (339-303).

Terry Collins is the longest-tenured manager in franchise history, with 1,134 games over seven seasons. Collins led the Mets to the World Series in 2015 against the Kansas City Royals and a Wild Card appearance in 2016 vs. San Francisco Giants.

Conversely, the worst winning percentage over a full season or more in franchise history is held by Casey Stengel, who posted a 175–404 (.302) record from 1962 to 1965.

The Mets let Mickey Callaway go after two seasons (2018-2019) and hired former Mets player Carlos Beltran as the team’s 22nd manager in franchise history. Beltran was dismissed after it was revealed he contributed to the sign-stealing scandal with the Houston Astros. The Mets subsequently hired Luis Rojas prior to Spring Training 2020.

Manager Seasons
Games
Wins
Losses
Pct
1 Casey Stengel 1962–1965
579
175
404
.302
2 Wes Westrum 1965–1967
379
142
237
.375
3 Salty Parker (interim) 1967
11
4
7
.364
4 Gil Hodges 1968–1971
648
339
309
.523
5 Yogi Berra 1972–1975
588
292
296
.497
6 Roy McMillan (interim) 1975
53
26
27
.491
7 Joe Frazier 1976–1977
207
101
106
.488
8 Joe Torre 1977–1981
706
286
420
.405
9 George Bamberger 1982–1983
208
81
127
.389
10 Frank Howard (interim) 1983
116
52
64
.448
11 Davey Johnson 1984–1990
1012
595
417
.588
12 Bud Harrelson 1990–1991
274
145
129
.529
13 Mike Cubbage (interim) 1991
7
3
4
.429
14 Jeff Torborg 1992–1993
200
85
115
.425
15 Dallas Green 1993–1996
512
229
283
.447
16 Bobby Valentine 1996–2002
1003
536
467
.534
17 Art Howe 2003–2004
323
137
186
.424
18 Willie Randolph 2005–2008
555
302
253
.544
19 Jerry Manuel 2008–2010
417
204
213
.489
20 Terry Collins 2011–2017
1134
551
583
.486
21 Mickey Callaway 2018–2019
324
163
161
.503
22 Carlos Beltran 2020
23 Luis Rojas 2020
Totals
9256
4448
4808
.481
METS REWIND
Franchise Facts
OWNERSHIP
GENERAL MANAGERS
MANAGERS
THE STENGEL REPORT
I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )
Join Mets fans around the world who are receiving our newsletter and be the first to access exclusive content, videos, contests and more.
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.
Mets Rewind
National League baseball in New York was redefined on March 6, 1961 when the New York Metropolitan Baseball Club Inc. formally received a certificate of membership from leave president Warren Giles. Of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs today, the case could be made that no other team has a more compelling franchise history than the New York Mets. From Casey Stengel to Yogi Berra, Marv Throneberry to Tom Seaver, Willie Mays, Tug McGraw, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Bobby Valentine, Pedro Martinez and Matt Harvey, the Mets are loaded with character(s). Then there are the Amazin’ seasons — 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000, 2006-2008 and 2015 — full of miracles, joy, hope and heartbreak. Mets Rewind is designed for that purpose: To share team history in a distinct and entertaining format. We hope you — the baseball fan — enjoy the content. We encourage you to share your memories.
In Socials:

Comment (01)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *