The Greatest New York Mets of All Time Baseball Players
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The Greatest New York Mets of All Time

List Criteria: The best major league baseball players who spent at least part of their career with the Mets.

List of the best-ever New York Mets players from throughout the club's long and storied history. In 1962, the Mets were founded as one of the very first baseball expansion teams, intended to fill the void left by the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants from the city. The Mets played their first home games at New York's Polo Grounds in that year before taking up a more permanent residency at Shea Stadium. In 2009, the Mets moved from Shea to Citi Field.

The team struggled in its first few years, and consistently finished in last place or second-to-last place until they shocked the world by winning the 1969 World Series against the Baltimore Orioles, earning the team the nickname "The Miracle Mets." Their second championship didn't come until 1986, when they famously took down the Boston Red Sox, in part due to an error by the Sox's Bill Buckner in a crucial Game 6 matchup. (This game was often cited when discussing the "Curse of the Bambino" that haunted the Red Sox until their World Series win in 2004.

A number of baseball superstars and Hall of Famers have played for the New York Mets over the years, including Roberto Alomar, Tom Seaver, Mike Piazza, Willie Mays, Rickey Henderson and the ever-quotable Yogi Berra.

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Tom Seaver

    1944 More
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    1968 More
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    1982 More
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    1953 More
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    1962 More
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    1983 More
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    Mookie Wilson

    1956 More
    68
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    1960 More
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    Edgardo Alfonzo

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    Ron Darling

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    Jesse Orosco

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    1948 More
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    Billy Wagner

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    Lenny Dykstra

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    1972 More
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    Todd Hundley

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    1959 More
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    Bobby Bonilla

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    1947 More
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    Casey Stengel

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    1971 More
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    Jason Bay

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    1960 More
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    1949 More
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    1967 More
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    Mackey Sasser

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    1965 More
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