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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
845 110
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

2
734 159
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher

3
667 201
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Third baseman

4
571 169
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

5
533 150
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
531 144
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher

7
560 163
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

8
390 112
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

9
325 127
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

10
257 103
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

11
279 141
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

12
239 104
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

13
335 171
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop

14
270 89
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
266 113
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

16
258 97
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

17
282 131
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

18
242 99
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

19
203 92
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Third baseman

20
221 99
Edgardo Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

21
197 86
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop

22
201 31
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

23
174 75
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Pitcher

24
192 97
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
bojanthebest added First baseman

25
121 44
Sid Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

26
161 76
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

27
242 92
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Pitcher

28
184 61
Tommie Agee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Outfielder, Center fielder

29
163 87
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

30
126 47
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

31
138 73
Wally Backman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
blueline3 added Second baseman, Shortstop, Third baseman

32
155 28
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Noah Syndergaard Pitcher

33
149 91
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

34
133 88
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

35
171 98
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
DavidMaxwell added Center fielder

36
113 36
Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Catcher

37
131 108
Lee Mazzilli is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

38
122 58
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
111 57
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
151 74
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

41
109 51
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
104 63
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Outfielder

43
116 53
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mets added Outfielder, Center fielder

44
115 106
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

45
90 34
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Center fielder

46
109 63
Roger McDowell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

47
111 94
Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Second baseman

48
86 35
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
89 38
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Manager, Third baseman

50
150 144
Matt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
ChrisRubin added Starting pitcher, Pitcher