MLB 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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626 125
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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462 115
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gary Carter Catcher

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494 138
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

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Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

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459 124
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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549 166
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Wright Third baseman

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345 94
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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257 125
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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Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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213 92
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Cleon Jones Outfielder, Left fielder

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Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Ron Darling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time

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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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235 101
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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222 86
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

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234 119
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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174 85
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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189 94
Edgardo Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Edgardo Alfonzo Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

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176 75
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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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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151 63
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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170 85
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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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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168 53
Tommie Agee is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Tommie Agee Outfielder, Center fielder

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Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Al Leiter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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128 60
Wally Backman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
blueline3 added Wally Backman Second baseman, Shortstop, Third baseman

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Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jacob deGrom

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Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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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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100 29
Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Jerry Grote Catcher

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Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Delgado First baseman

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158 82
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
DavidMaxwell added Lenny Dykstra Center fielder

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138 67
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Casey Stengel Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

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104 35
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mets added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

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R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Daniel Murphy Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Ron Swoboda Outfielder

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Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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muzziac added Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

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102 98
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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126 23
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Noah Syndergaard

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103 86
Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Félix Millán Second baseman

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72 27
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Curtis Granderson Center fielder

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136 125
Matt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
ChrisRubin added Matt Harvey Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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96 60
Roger McDowell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Roger McDowell Pitcher

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89 88
Todd Hundley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Todd Hundley Outfielder, Catcher