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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687 82
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tom Seaver Pitcher

2
601 120
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mike Piazza Catcher

3
440 110
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gary Carter Catcher

4
468 126
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

5
468 131
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

6
440 119
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
523 158
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Wright Third baseman

8
330 90
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher

9
281 105
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mookie Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

10
244 120
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Franco Relief pitcher, Pitcher

11
215 85
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

12
229 71
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
201 90
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Cleon Jones Outfielder, Left fielder

14
224 80
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tug McGraw Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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278 139
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

16
214 83
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

17
225 99
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
168 81
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Howard Johnson Infielder, Third baseman

19
220 116
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 70
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Bud Harrelson Shortstop

21
181 92
Edgardo Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Edgardo Alfonzo Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

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152 62
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Jesse Orosco Pitcher

23
145 62
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jon Matlack Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
99 32
Sid Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Sid Fernandez Pitcher

25
161 84
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
161 51
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

27
197 74
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Nolan Ryan Pitcher

28
125 59
Wally Backman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
blueline3 added Wally Backman Second baseman, Shortstop, Third baseman

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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101 35
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Al Leiter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
137 77
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Olerud First baseman

31
110 21
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jacob deGrom

32
93 28
Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Jerry Grote Catcher

33
115 95
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

34
107 78
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

35
150 81
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
DavidMaxwell added Lenny Dykstra Center fielder

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121 77
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Delgado First baseman

37
133 65
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Casey Stengel Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

38
99 30
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

39
97 45
Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Daniel Murphy Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

40
90 43
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

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120 19
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Noah Syndergaard

42
87 55
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Ron Swoboda Outfielder

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73 26
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muzziac added Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

44
85 41
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
99 96
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

46
100 84
Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Félix Millán Second baseman

47
134 117
Matt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
ChrisRubin added Matt Harvey Starting pitcher, Pitcher

48
66 24
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Curtis Granderson Center fielder

49
93 58
Roger McDowell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Roger McDowell Pitcher

50
87 85
Todd Hundley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Todd Hundley Outfielder, Catcher