1985 Lynchburg Mets Roster

Carolina League (CL) - Class: A
Team Record: 95-45
Finished 1st in the CL's North Division
Manager: Mike Cubbage (95-45)
Affiliation: New York Mets
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia
Ballpark: City Stadium
Attendance: 95,657, Avg. 1,367
1985 Lynchburg Mets Statistics

Finals - Winston-Salem Spirits 3 games, Lynchburg Mets 1

The Lynchburg Mets of the Carolina League ended the 1985 season with a record of 95 wins and 45 losses, finishing first in the league's North Division.

The Mets led the league with just 411 runs allowed. Lynchburg scored 624 runs. Wilmer Caraballo paced the squad with 17 home runs, and Shawn Abner walloped 15 or more, too. Shawn Abner drove in 89 runs and topped all regular batters by hitting .301. Kyle Hartshorn paced the team with 17 wins, while José Bautista also added 15 or more wins also Kyle Hartshorn registered a 1.69 earned run average, tops among qualifying pitchers.

Members of the 1985 Lynchburg Mets who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Shawn Abner, Jeff Innis, Scott Little, José Bautista, Joe Klink, Joe Redfield, Tom Edens, Mickey Weston, Kevin Elster, Jeff McKnight and Keith Miller.

Mike Cubbage served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Shawn AbnerRRJune 17, 19666'1"190Hamilton, OH US
Mike BarbaRRMay 3, 19576'0"195Summit, NJ US
José BautistaRRJuly 26, 19646'1"177Bani, Peravia DO
Wray BergendahlRAugust 8, 19616'0"180
Kevin BrownLAugust 3, 19636'2"192
Tom BurnsRRSeptember 30, 19616'3"200
Kevin BurrellRRDecember 2, 19626'3"187Pomona, CA US
Wilmer CaraballoRRSeptember 5, 19625'11"168
Al CarmichaelRROctober 4, 19646'0"165
Reggie DobieRRAugust 17, 19646'2"160Rosedale, MS US
Geoff DoggettSRJanuary 15, 19626'0"170
Tom EdensRRJune 9, 19616'3"185Ontario, OR US
Kevin ElsterRRAugust 3, 19646'2"180San Pedro, CA US
Augie GarciaRRMarch 9, 19635'11"150Bani, Peravia DO
Steve GayRApril 4, 19626'2"185
Kyle HartshornRROctober 3, 19646'2"185
Jeff InnisRRJuly 5, 19626'1"170Decatur, IL US
Dave JensenLAugust 30, 19606'3"185
Jeff KarrRRNovember 18, 19606'0"200
Joe KlinkLLFebruary 3, 19625'11"170Johnstown, PA US
Andy LawrenceRRJuly 9, 19616'3"190
Scott LittleRRJanuary 19, 19636'0"198East St. Louis, IL US
Chris MaloneySRSeptember 6, 19615'11"180Jackson, MS US
Rey MartinezLLApril 6, 19626'2"195
Jeff McKnightSRFebruary 18, 19636'0"170Conway, AR US
Keith MillerRRJune 12, 19635'11"175Midland, MI US
Frank MoscatRRMay 20, 19626'2"175Bani, Peravia DO
Steve PhillipsLRMay 18, 19636'0"175Detroit, MI US
Joe RedfieldRRJanuary 14, 19616'2"190Doylestown, PA US
Scott ThompsonRRAugust 22, 19636'0"185
Keith TraylorRRNovember 29, 19645'11"167
Mickey WestonRRMarch 26, 19616'1"180Flint, MI US
Johnny WilsonLRSeptember 14, 19615'9"170
Dave WyattLDecember 5, 19616'1"185

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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