Mets Historical Lineup Comparison

Just for fun, I randomly selected a few Opening Day lineups of the Mets’ past, to compare to today’s Opening Day lineup.

Mets 2002 Opening Day Lineup

1. Roger Cedeno CF
2. Roberto Alomar 2B
3. Cliff Floyd LF
4. Mike Piazza C
5. Mo Vaughn 1B
6. Ty Wigginton 3B
7. Jeromy Burintz RF
8. Rey Sanchez SS
9. Tom Glavine P

The 2002 Mets finished with a 66-95 record.

Mets 1995 Opening Day Lineup

1. Brett Butler CF
2. Jose Vizcaino SS
3. Rico Brogna 1B
4. Bobby Bonilla 3B
5. Jeff Kent 2B
6. David Segui LF
7. Carl Everett RF
8. Todd Hundley C
9. Bobby Jones P

The 1995 Mets finished with a 69-75 record.

Mets 1993 Opening Day Lineup

1. Vince Coleman LF
2. Tony Fernandez SS
3. Eddie Murray 1B
4. Bobby Bonilla RF
5. Howard Johnson 3B
6. Joe Orsulak CF
7. Jeff Kent 2B
8. Todd Hundley C
9. Dwight Gooden P

The 1993 Mets finished with a 59-103 record.

Mets 1983 Opening Day Lineup

1. Mookie Wilson CF
2. Bob Bailor SS
3. Dave Kingman 1B
4. George Foster LF
5. Hubie Brooks 3B
6. Mike Howard RF
7. Brian Giles 2B
8. Ron Hodges C
9. Tom Seaver P

The 1983 Mets finished with a 68-94 record.

Mets 1977 Opening Day Lineup

1. Lee Mazzilli CF
2. Felix Millan 2B
3. John Milner LF
4. Dave Kingman RF
5. Ed Kranepool 1B
6. John Stearns C
7. Roy Staiger 3B
8. Bud Harrelson SS
9. Tom Seaver P

The 1977 Mets finished with a 64-98 record.

Mets 1962 Opening Day Lineup

1. Richie Ashburn CF
2. Felix Mantilla SS
3. Charlie Neal 2B
4. Frank Thomas LF
5. Gus Bell RF
6. Gil Hodges 1B
7. Don Zimmer 3B
8. Hobie Landrith C
9. Roger Craig P

The 1962 Mets finished with a 40-120 record.

Mets 2010 Opening Day Lineup

1. Alex Cora SS
2. Luis Castillo 2B
3. David Wright 3B
4. Mike Jacobs 1B
5. Jason Bay LF
6. Gary Matthews Jr. CF
7. Jeff Francoeur RF
8. Rod Barajas C
9. Johan Santana P

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  1. Mike April 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    Had to say this somewhere because no one is around to hear me but I just said aloud that I bet Wright hits a HR in his first at bat of the season. Yeah, I’m awesome. I took the day off to watch the game today and man what a way to start the year. I give Jacobs a week in the cleanup spot before Bay is there.