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List Rules 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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Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tom Seaver Pitcher

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+ - 415 82
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mike Piazza Catcher

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+ - 342 81
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

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+ - 321 76
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 337 86
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

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+ - 374 103
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Wright Third baseman

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+ - 321 77
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gary Carter Catcher

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+ - 247 58
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher

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+ - 219 64
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mookie Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

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+ - 185 85
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Franco Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 169 43
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Ron Darling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 200 88
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

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+ - 152 57
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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+ - 179 74
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 163 57
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tug McGraw Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

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+ - 145 71
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Cleon Jones Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 139 62
Edgardo Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Edgardo Alfonzo Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

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+ - 121 57
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Howard Johnson Infielder, Third baseman

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+ - 152 88
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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+ - 122 51
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Bud Harrelson Shortstop

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+ - 109 43
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jesse Orosco Pitcher

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+ - 101 42
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jon Matlack Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 123 60
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Ed Kranepool First baseman

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+ - 60 15
Sid Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Sid Fernandez Pitcher

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+ - 68 16
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Al Leiter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 89 42
Wally Backman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Wally Backman Second baseman, Shortstop, Third baseman

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+ - 104 58
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Olerud First baseman

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+ - 114 36
Tommie Agee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tommie Agee Outfielder, Center fielder

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+ - 127 54
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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+ - 59 7
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Noah Syndergaard

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Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time

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+ - 90 77
Lee Mazzilli is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Lee Mazzilli Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

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+ - 44 6
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

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+ - 105 46
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Casey Stengel Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

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+ - 111 60
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Lenny Dykstra Center fielder

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+ - 57 20
R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
R. A. Dickey Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 60 22
Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Daniel Murphy Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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+ - 54 16
Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jerry Grote Catcher

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+ - 77 62
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 87 61
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Delgado First baseman

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+ - 109 81
Matt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Matt Harvey Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

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+ - 82 67
Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Félix Millán Second baseman

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+ - 52 25
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 31 7
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Bartolo Colón Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 71 78
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 59 46
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Ron Swoboda Outfielder

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+ - 31 9
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Curtis Granderson Center fielder

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+ - 39 20
Kevin McReynolds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Kevin McReynolds Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder