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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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Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher
2
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher
3
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Third baseman
4
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman
5
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
6
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
7
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher
8
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher
9
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
10
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
11
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher
12
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
13
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop
14
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
15
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder
16
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Starting pitcher, Pitcher
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Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher
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Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Third baseman
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Edgardo Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman
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Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman
21
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher
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Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop
23
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
bojanthebest added First baseman
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Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Pitcher
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Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher