Terry Collins, current manager of the Mets
The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Queens, in New York City, New York. They play in the National League East division. In the team's 48-year history, the Mets have employed 20 managers. The duties of the team manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field. Of those managers, only Joe Torre was a player-manager (a manager who also plays for the team); Yogi Berra did, however, play four games while he was a coach in 1965.
The Mets posted their franchise record for losses in their inaugural season in the league, with 120 losses in 160 games in 1962. This was the first of seven consecutive losing seasons, a season in which the winning percentage was below .500, and the most losses by a post-1900 MLB team. During this stretch from 1962 to 1968, the Mets employed four managers. Five managers have taken the Mets to the postseason; Davey Johnson and Bobby Valentine have led the team to two playoff appearances each. Johnson and Gil Hodges are the only Mets managers to win a World Series: Hodges in 1969 against the Baltimore Orioles; and Johnson in 1986 against the Boston Red Sox. Johnson is the longest-tenured manager in franchise history, with 1,012 games of service over 7 seasons (1984–1989 and part of 1990).
The manager with the most wins and highest winning percentage over a full season or more is Johnson; his 595–417 record gives him a .588 winning percentage. Conversely, the worst winning percentage over a full season or more in franchise history is .302 by inaugural manager Casey Stengel, who posted a 175–404 record from 1962 to 1965.
|WPct||Winning percentage: number of wins divided by number of games managed|
|PA||Playoff appearances: number of years this manager has led the franchise to the playoffs|
|PW||Playoff wins: number of wins this manager has accrued in the playoffs|
|PL||Playoff losses: number of losses this manager has accrued in the playoffs|
|WS||World Series: number of World Series victories achieved by the manager|
|† or ‡||Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (‡ denotes induction as manager)|
|§||Member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame|
Willie Randolph, manager, 2005–2008
Jerry Manuel, manager, 2008–2010
Statistics current as of September 30, 2011