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
    100
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    1968 More
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    1982 More
    91
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    1953 More
    89
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    1954 More
    88
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    1962 More
    88
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    1964 More
    85
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    1960 More
    79
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    1942 More
    78
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    1963 More
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    1983 More
    73
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    1956 More
    68
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    1944 More
    67
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    1960 More
    67
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    1955 More
    67
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    1977 More
    66
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    1924 More
    60
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    Edgardo Alfonzo

    1973 More
    59
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    1944 More
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    1960 More
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    added by: udontneedtoknowmyname
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    1957 More
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    Dave Kingman

    1948 More
    52
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    1943 More
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    Billy Wagner

    1971 More
    48
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    1950 More
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    Lenny Dykstra

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    1942 More
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    1972 More
    42
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Todd Hundley

    1969 More
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    Bobby Bonilla

    1963 More
    40
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    1947 More
    39
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    Casey Stengel

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    39
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    1959 More
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    1944 More
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    1971 More
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    Jason Bay

    1978 More
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    1960 More
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    1949 More
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    1967 More
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    1962 More
    33
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    1954 More
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    Willie Montañez

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    32
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    Mackey Sasser

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    31
    added by: JonathanSchwiegerJr.
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    1965 More
    28
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