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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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505 52
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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2
441 85
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mike Piazza Catcher

3
338 84
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

4
351 90
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

5
394 110
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Wright Third baseman

6
352 93
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

7
332 81
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gary Carter Catcher

8
258 62
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher

9
228 72
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mookie Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

10
195 92
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Franco Relief pitcher, Pitcher

11
214 92
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

12
176 53
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Ron Darling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
160 64
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

14
188 78
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
172 62
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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168 67
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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154 74
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Cleon Jones Outfielder, Left fielder

18
145 66
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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128 63
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Howard Johnson Infielder, Third baseman

20
164 94
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

21
129 55
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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117 46
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Jesse Orosco Pitcher

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110 45
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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127 66
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
bojanthebest added Ed Kranepool First baseman

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65 19
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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75 19
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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98 45
Wally Backman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
blueline3 added Wally Backman Second baseman, Shortstop, Third baseman

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122 39
Tommie Agee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Tommie Agee Outfielder, Center fielder

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110 62
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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138 59
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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57 7
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mets added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

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68 10
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Noah Syndergaard

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47 6
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jacob deGrom

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96 81
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

35
110 51
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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65 25
R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added R. A. Dickey Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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61 19
Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Jerry Grote Catcher

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117 65
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
DavidMaxwell added Lenny Dykstra Center fielder

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93 63
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Delgado First baseman

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80 67
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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66 30
Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Daniel Murphy Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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54 16
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muzziac added Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

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113 88
Matt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
ChrisRubin added Matt Harvey Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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60 30
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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85 72
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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41 11
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Curtis Granderson Center fielder

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40 11
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Bartolo Colón Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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66 48
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Ron Swoboda Outfielder

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77 82
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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44 23
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