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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816 104
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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709 144
Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mike Piazza Catcher

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629 188
David Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Wright Third baseman

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513 141
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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513 136
Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Gary Carter Catcher

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551 162
Darryl Strawberry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Darryl Strawberry Right fielder, Outfielder

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541 155
Keith Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Keith Hernandez First baseman

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379 107
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher

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316 122
Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mookie Wilson Outfielder, Center fielder

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252 98
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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273 136
John Franco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Franco Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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234 99
Cleon Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Cleon Jones Outfielder, Left fielder

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260 108
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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322 166
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
José Reyes Shortstop

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261 85
Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
udontneedtoknowmyname added Ron Darling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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253 92
Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Tug McGraw Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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239 95
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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270 127
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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214 96
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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194 91
Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Howard Johnson Infielder, Third baseman

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193 81
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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182 28
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jacob deGrom Pitcher

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188 91
Ed Kranepool is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
bojanthebest added Ed Kranepool First baseman

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169 72
Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Jesse Orosco Pitcher

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119 41
Sid Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Sid Fernandez Pitcher

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160 71
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Jon Matlack Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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181 60
Tommie Agee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Tommie Agee Outfielder, Center fielder

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232 89
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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160 85
John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
John Olerud First baseman

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120 45
Al Leiter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Al Leiter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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135 71
Wally Backman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
blueline3 added Wally Backman Second baseman, Shortstop, Third baseman

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147 27
Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Noah Syndergaard Pitcher

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145 89
Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Carlos Delgado First baseman

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128 85
Dave Kingman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Dave Kingman Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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167 94
Lenny Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
DavidMaxwell added Lenny Dykstra Center fielder

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110 34
Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Jerry Grote Catcher

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129 105
Lee Mazzilli is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Lee Mazzilli Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

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117 55
Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Daniel Murphy Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder

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109 53
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

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149 72
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Casey Stengel Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

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106 49
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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101 63
Ron Swoboda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
CamdenCritic added Ron Swoboda Outfielder

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113 51
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Mets added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

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111 104
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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85 33
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Curtis Granderson Center fielder

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148 138
Matt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
ChrisRubin added Matt Harvey Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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109 93
Félix Millán is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Félix Millán Second baseman

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87 36
Robin Ventura is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
muzziac added Robin Ventura Manager, Third baseman

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105 63
Roger McDowell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
Roger McDowell Pitcher

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82 34
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Mets of All Time
mets10 added Bartolo Colón Starting pitcher, Pitcher