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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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+ - 425 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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+ - 345 85
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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+ - 384 104
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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+ - 328 80
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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+ - 343 88
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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+ - 324 78
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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+ - 249 59
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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+ - 221 66
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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+ - 188 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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+ - 172 46
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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+ - 206 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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+ - 153 59
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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+ - 181 75
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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+ - 165 58
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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+ - 162 62
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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+ - 147 72
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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+ - 142 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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+ - 122 60
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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+ - 157 89
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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+ - 123 52
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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+ - 110 44
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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+ - 102 43
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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+ - 124 62
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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+ - 62 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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+ - 70 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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+ - 92 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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+ - 106 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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+ - 116 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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Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time

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+ - 62 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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+ - 132 55
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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+ - 49 6
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

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+ - 92 79
Lee Mazzilli is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Lee Mazzilli Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

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+ - 107 47
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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+ - 61 21
R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
R. A. Dickey Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 113 61
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Lenny Dykstra Center fielder

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+ - 65 25
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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+ - 79 63
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 57 18
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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+ - 89 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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+ - 53 13
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Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

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+ - 111 82
Matt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Matt Harvey Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 56 26
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 83 69
Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Félix Millán Second baseman

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+ - 35 8
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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+ - 62 46
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Ron Swoboda Outfielder

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+ - 33 9
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Curtis Granderson Center fielder

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+ - 74 79
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 42 21
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