The 1983 C-Mets would follow up their near electric season in 1984 with some good pitching behind 19 year olds Jose Bautista (13-4, 3.13) and Kyle Hartshorn (14-4, 2.48). The franchise however didn't feature any future stars, though future Mets GM Steve Phillips would play a full season batting .249 with 18 2B, 8 3B, 5 HR and a speedy 39 steals. The best slugging performance again came from a person who would never play a Major League game as Wilmer Caraballo (27 2B, 20 HR, 81 RBI,
.296) became the 2nd player to break the 20 HR mark here. John Wilson (46 SB, .258) and Gerald Young (52 SB, .212) joined Phillips to give this team 3 tremendous base stealers. This '84 entry came in at an 82-57 record (.590) which was best in the league. However... despite having the best record overall, the C-Mets would not win either their 1st or 2nd half so they didn't even make it to the playoffs. Attendance unfortunately began to suffer just a bit as the novelty of pro ball began to wear off as only 76,000 came to the stadium all season long.