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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1
686 81
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tom Seaver Pitcher

2
600 119
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mike Piazza Catcher

3
438 109
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gary Carter Catcher

4
467 126
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

5
467 131
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

6
438 119
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
522 157
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Wright Third baseman

8
330 89
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher

9
280 105
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mookie Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

10
244 119
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Franco Relief pitcher, Pitcher

11
214 85
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

12
228 71
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

13
200 90
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Cleon Jones Outfielder, Left fielder

14
224 79
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tug McGraw Relief pitcher, Pitcher

The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time

15
276 138
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

16
212 81
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gil Hodges First baseman

17
225 98
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
167 81
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Howard Johnson Infielder, Third baseman

19
220 115
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

20
166 70
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Bud Harrelson Shortstop

21
181 91
Edgardo Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Edgardo Alfonzo Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

The Best American Poets

22
152 61
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Jesse Orosco Pitcher

23
145 61
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jon Matlack Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
161 82
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
bojanthebest added Ed Kranepool First baseman

25
99 31
Sid Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Sid Fernandez Pitcher

26
161 50
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

27
195 73
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Nolan Ryan Pitcher

28
100 34
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 Catchers of All Time

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124 59
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

30
136 76
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Olerud First baseman

31
107 21
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jacob deGrom

32
93 27
Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Jerry Grote Catcher

33
107 77
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

34
114 94
Lee Mazzilli is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Lee Mazzilli Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

35
150 80
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
DavidMaxwell added Lenny Dykstra Center fielder

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
121 76
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Delgado First baseman

37
132 64
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Casey Stengel Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

38
98 30
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mets added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

39
90 42
R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added R. A. Dickey Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
96 45
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

41
119 19
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Noah Syndergaard

42
87 54
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Ron Swoboda Outfielder

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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72 25
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muzziac added Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

44
85 40
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

45
99 95
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

46
100 83
Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Félix Millán Second baseman

47
66 23
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Curtis Granderson Center fielder

48
133 117
Matt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
ChrisRubin added Matt Harvey Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
93 57
Roger McDowell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Roger McDowell Pitcher

50
62 23
Bob Ojeda is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
DanielHanley added Bob Ojeda Pitcher