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
1,011 126
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

2
860 196
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher

3
657 189
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

4
796 251
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Third baseman

5
627 181
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
623 162
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher

7
672 204
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

8
458 128
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

9
376 160
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

10
309 125
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

11
313 38
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

12
326 104
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
278 125
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

14
330 171
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

15
320 130
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

16
388 208
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop

17
303 112
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

18
341 156
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

19
288 114
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

20
272 113
Edgardo Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

21
248 108
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Third baseman

22
236 101
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop

23
236 114
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
bojanthebest added First baseman

24
209 88
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Pitcher

25
153 53
Sid Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher