Since their inception in 1962, the New York Mets have had 23 managers (24 if you include Carlos Beltran), 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.
After firing Mickey Callaway after two seasons (2018-2019), the Mets hired 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. He was let go after two seasons, including a COVID-shortened season in 2020. Rojas was hired as a third base coach by the crosstown New York Yankees in November 2021.
On Saturday, December 18, 2021, Mets owner Steve Cohen announced the franchise had hired Buck Showalter Buck Showalter as manager.
I’m pleased to announce Buck Showalter as the new manager of the New York Mets
— Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) December 18, 2021
Showalter has managed the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Baltimore Orioles, compiling a career record 1,551-1,517. His body of work includes five postseason appearances and winning Manager of the Year three times (1994, 2004, 2014).
“This is a significant day for the organization,” said Mets general manager Billy Eppler. “Buck is one of the most experienced and accomplished managers in the game. He is the perfect baseball mind to lead this team and usher in the next era of Mets baseball. I look forward to working closely with him in the years to come.”