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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542 61
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tom Seaver Pitcher

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2
474 93
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mike Piazza Catcher

3
378 98
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

4
425 119
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Wright Third baseman

5
371 99
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

6
357 93
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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350 88
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gary Carter Catcher

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270 67
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher

9
238 76
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mookie Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

10
205 95
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Franco Relief pitcher, Pitcher

11
235 99
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

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183 57
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Ron Darling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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169 72
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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195 85
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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179 66
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tug McGraw Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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164 76
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Cleon Jones Outfielder, Left fielder

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175 72
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

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137 67
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Howard Johnson Infielder, Third baseman

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155 72
Edgardo Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Edgardo Alfonzo Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

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179 97
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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138 60
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Bud Harrelson Shortstop

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120 46
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jon Matlack Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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125 49
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Jesse Orosco Pitcher

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136 69
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
bojanthebest added Ed Kranepool First baseman

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129 42
Tommie Agee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Tommie Agee Outfielder, Center fielder

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77 22
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Al Leiter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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69 22
Sid Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Sid Fernandez Pitcher

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115 64
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Olerud First baseman

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100 49
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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145 64
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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64 9
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mets added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

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60 8
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jacob deGrom

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112 54
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Casey Stengel Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

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124 67
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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67 21
Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Jerry Grote Catcher

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99 84
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 64
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Delgado First baseman

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68 26
R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 38 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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74 31
Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Daniel Murphy Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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85 69
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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78 11
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Noah Syndergaard

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56 17
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muzziac added Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

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115 93
Matt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
ChrisRubin added Matt Harvey Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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71 50
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Ron Swoboda Outfielder

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88 73
Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Félix Millán Second baseman

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64 31
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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44 13
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Bartolo Colón Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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83 85
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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43 14
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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67 49
Roger McDowell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Roger McDowell Pitcher