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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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602 69
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tom Seaver Pitcher

2
523 105
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mike Piazza Catcher

3
411 109
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

4
396 102
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
418 111
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

6
387 96
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gary Carter Catcher

7
469 136
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Wright Third baseman

8
298 77
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher

9
252 91
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mookie Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

10
221 104
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Franco Relief pitcher, Pitcher

11
250 115
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

12
182 79
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Cleon Jones Outfielder, Left fielder

13
198 64
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

14
196 71
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tug McGraw Relief pitcher, Pitcher

The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time

15
181 78
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

16
206 91
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
191 76
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

18
147 74
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Howard Johnson Infielder, Third baseman

19
194 106
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

20
168 82
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

21
148 65
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Bud Harrelson Shortstop

The Greatest Living Writers & Most Famous Authors Today

22
136 52
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Jesse Orosco Pitcher

23
129 52
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jon Matlack Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
144 44
Tommie Agee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Tommie Agee Outfielder, Center fielder

25
143 76
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
bojanthebest added Ed Kranepool First baseman

26
76 26
Sid Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Sid Fernandez Pitcher

27
86 28
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Al Leiter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
160 67
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Nolan Ryan Pitcher

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

29
123 71
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Olerud First baseman

30
106 53
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

31
76 12
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jacob deGrom

32
78 23
Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Jerry Grote Catcher

33
77 17
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mets added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

34
120 56
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Casey Stengel Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

35
107 68
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Delgado First baseman

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
132 73
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
DavidMaxwell added Lenny Dykstra Center fielder

37
95 13
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Noah Syndergaard

38
103 90
Lee Mazzilli is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Lee Mazzilli Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

39
93 73
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

40
74 35
R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added R. A. Dickey Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
81 39
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

42
60 20
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muzziac added Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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76 51
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Ron Swoboda Outfielder

44
73 35
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

45
120 101
Matt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
ChrisRubin added Matt Harvey Starting pitcher, Pitcher

46
90 78
Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Félix Millán Second baseman

47
86 89
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

48
78 52
Roger McDowell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Roger McDowell Pitcher

49
49 20
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Curtis Granderson Center fielder

50
47 22
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Bartolo Colón Starting pitcher, Pitcher