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.

list ordered by

1
1,008 126
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

2
858 196
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher

3
796 249
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Third baseman

4
655 189
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

5
626 180
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
671 203
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

7
622 162
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher

8
457 128
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

9
376 159
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

10
312 37
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

11
308 125
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

12
326 103
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
277 124
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

14
328 171
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

15
318 130
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

16
388 206
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop

17
301 112
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

18
340 155
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

19
287 113
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

20
271 112
Edgardo Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

21
248 107
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Third baseman

22
236 100
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop

23
235 114
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
bojanthebest added First baseman

24
208 88
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Pitcher

25
152 53
Sid Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher