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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652 78
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tom Seaver Pitcher

2
575 111
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mike Piazza Catcher

3
413 104
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gary Carter Catcher

4
444 120
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

5
444 124
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

6
418 113
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
502 150
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Wright Third baseman

8
312 86
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher

9
266 99
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mookie Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

10
232 112
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Franco Relief pitcher, Pitcher

11
212 68
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Ron Darling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

12
197 83
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

13
264 129
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

14
211 76
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tug McGraw Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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192 88
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Cleon Jones Outfielder, Left fielder

16
218 95
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
202 81
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

18
209 112
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

19
157 79
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Howard Johnson Infielder, Third baseman

20
176 89
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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156 69
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Bud Harrelson Shortstop

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

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146 58
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Jesse Orosco Pitcher

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137 60
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jon Matlack Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
89 28
Sid Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Sid Fernandez Pitcher

25
152 81
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
bojanthebest added Ed Kranepool First baseman

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151 49
Tommie Agee is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Tommie Agee Outfielder, Center fielder

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181 67
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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95 32
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Al Leiter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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115 56
Wally Backman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
blueline3 added Wally Backman Second baseman, Shortstop, Third baseman

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128 76
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Olerud First baseman

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95 18
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jacob deGrom

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93 24
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mets added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

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84 26
Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Jerry Grote Catcher

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142 78
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
DavidMaxwell added Lenny Dykstra Center fielder

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125 62
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Casey Stengel Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

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108 93
Lee Mazzilli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Lee Mazzilli Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

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99 76
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

38
112 74
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Delgado First baseman

39
109 17
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Noah Syndergaard

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91 41
Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Daniel Murphy Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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84 40
R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 41 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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66 24
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muzziac added Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

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81 53
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Ron Swoboda Outfielder

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79 38
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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95 81
Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Félix Millán Second baseman

46
91 92
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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125 111
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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87 55
Roger McDowell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Roger McDowell Pitcher

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57 23
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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60 30
Kevin McReynolds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Kevin McReynolds Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder