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
907 115
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

2
780 170
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher

3
717 215
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Third baseman

4
567 160
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
590 170
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

6
603 181
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

7
559 153
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher

8
417 118
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

9
340 141
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

10
278 110
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

11
294 152
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

12
291 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
290 117
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
254 111
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

15
358 183
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop

16
275 103
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

17
306 138
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

18
258 105
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

19
219 95
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Third baseman

20
241 103
Edgardo Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

21
245 35
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

22
211 90
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop

23
186 78
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Pitcher

24
205 104
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
bojanthebest added First baseman

25
179 78
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
130 48
Sid Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

27
197 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
263 101
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Pitcher

29
171 92
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

30
141 51
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

31
178 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 77
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 97
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

34
142 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
123 38
Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Catcher

36
140 112
Lee Mazzilli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

37
178 104
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
DavidMaxwell added Center fielder

38
123 61
R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
133 67
Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

40
160 76
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

41
121 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
112 65
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Outfielder

43
102 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 60
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mets added Outfielder, Center fielder

45
120 110
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

46
122 95
Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Second baseman

47
114 63
Roger McDowell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

48
98 40
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 94
Todd Hundley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher

50
92 39
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher