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
909 115
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

2
781 171
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher

3
719 215
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Third baseman

4
592 170
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

5
567 161
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
603 182
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

7
560 153
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher

8
418 118
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

9
341 141
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

10
279 110
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

11
296 152
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

12
292 91
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
255 111
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

14
290 118
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
359 184
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop

16
276 103
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

17
307 138
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

18
259 105
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

19
242 103
Edgardo Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

20
219 96
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Third baseman

21
246 35
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

22
212 90
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop

23
186 79
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Pitcher

24
206 104
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
bojanthebest added First baseman

25
180 78
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
131 48
Sid Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

27
198 62
Tommie Agee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Outfielder, Center fielder

28
263 102
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Pitcher

29
142 51
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
172 92
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

31
179 30
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Noah Syndergaard Pitcher

32
142 78
Wally Backman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
blueline3 added Second baseman, Shortstop, Third baseman

33
163 98
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

34
143 93
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

35
124 38
Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Catcher

36
141 112
Lee Mazzilli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

37
178 105
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
DavidMaxwell added Center fielder

38
134 67
Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

39
123 62
R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
161 76
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

41
122 53
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
113 65
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Outfielder

43
103 34
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Center fielder

44
130 61
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mets added Outfielder, Center fielder

45
121 110
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

46
123 95
Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Second baseman

47
115 63
Roger McDowell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

48
98 41
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Manager, Third baseman

49
110 95
Todd Hundley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher

50
93 39
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher