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
866 112
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

2
751 162
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher

3
687 205
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Third baseman

4
584 174
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

5
544 147
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Catcher

6
544 154
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
572 166
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

8
401 114
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

9
333 132
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

10
267 105
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

11
286 147
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

12
248 107
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

13
281 90
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
345 176
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop

15
276 114
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

16
265 98
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

17
292 133
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

18
248 102
Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

19
210 93
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Third baseman

20
227 102
Edgardo Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

21
204 88
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Shortstop

22
211 34
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

23
180 77
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Pitcher

24
195 101
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
bojanthebest added First baseman

25
169 77
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
125 47
Sid Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

27
250 93
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Pitcher

28
189 62
Tommie Agee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Outfielder, Center fielder

29
165 89
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

30
130 49
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

31
140 74
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
160 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
137 90
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

34
151 96
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
First baseman

35
176 99
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
DavidMaxwell added Center fielder

36
115 36
Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Catcher

37
132 109
Lee Mazzilli is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

38
127 60
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
114 59
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
154 74
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

41
113 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
105 63
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Outfielder

43
118 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
116 108
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

45
92 34
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Center fielder

46
114 94
Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Second baseman

47
110 63
Roger McDowell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Pitcher

48
88 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
105 93
Todd Hundley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher

50
91 39
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Manager, Third baseman