athletes The Greatest New York Mets of All Time

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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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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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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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David Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Wright Third baseman

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Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

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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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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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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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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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José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

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Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Ron Darling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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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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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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Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

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Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tug McGraw Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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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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Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Howard Johnson Infielder, Third baseman

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Edgardo Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Edgardo Alfonzo Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

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Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Bud Harrelson Shortstop

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Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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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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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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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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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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Wally Backman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Wally Backman Second baseman, Shortstop, Third baseman

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Tommie Agee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tommie Agee Outfielder, Center fielder

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Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Al Leiter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Olerud First baseman

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

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Lee Mazzilli is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Lee Mazzilli Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

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Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Casey Stengel Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

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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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Matt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Matt Harvey Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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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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Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time

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Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
R. A. Dickey Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jerry Grote Catcher

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Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Daniel Murphy Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Félix Millán Second baseman

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Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Delgado First baseman

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Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

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Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Ron Swoboda Outfielder

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Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Curtis Granderson Center fielder

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Kevin McReynolds is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Kevin McReynolds Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Roger McDowell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Roger McDowell Pitcher