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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777 95
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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671 135
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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590 177
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Wright Third baseman

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487 133
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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524 153
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

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519 146
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

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492 130
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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365 100
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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301 115
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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241 93
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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263 133
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Franco Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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226 94
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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251 81
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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249 105
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time

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243 87
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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234 90
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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308 158
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

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253 124
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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181 90
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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201 96
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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185 79
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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158 66
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jon Matlack Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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163 70
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Jesse Orosco Pitcher

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178 89
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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115 39
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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225 82
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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178 57
Tommie Agee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Tommie Agee Outfielder, Center fielder

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153 83
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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159 27
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jacob deGrom Pitcher

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112 43
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Al Leiter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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131 68
Wally Backman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
blueline3 added Wally Backman Second baseman, Shortstop, Third baseman

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121 83
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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140 85
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Delgado First baseman

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105 32
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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123 104
Lee Mazzilli is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Lee Mazzilli Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

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163 88
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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143 71
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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105 51
R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 38 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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110 53
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

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98 61
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Ron Swoboda Outfielder

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110 42
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mets added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

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101 46
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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108 101
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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84 33
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

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138 26
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Noah Syndergaard Pitcher

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105 92
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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145 131
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

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78 32
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Bartolo Colón Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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79 31
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Curtis Granderson Center fielder

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95 90
Todd Hundley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Todd Hundley Outfielder, Catcher