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The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time 

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Updated August 20, 2018 1.3k votes 238 voters 2.7k views 20 items

Over more than a half century in the MLB, the New York Mets have had some great (and not so great) managers, but who is the best New York Mets manager ever to sit in the dugout? This list ranks every New York Mets manager in the team's history from best to worst, based on the votes of baseball fans just like you. Vote up your top New York Mets coaches and remember that you can downvote any manager you think held the team back, too.

Gil Hodges was the first manager to lead the Mets to a World Series title. Hodges won it all in 1969. The only other Mets manager to win a World Series was Davey Johnson in 1986. Johnson is also the longest-running manager in franchise history.

Who is the greatest New York Mets skipper of all time? Are they on the list of the best Major League Baseball managers ever? Vote up the most winning New York Mets managers, or vote up the ones you think are the best based on anything from stats to personal preference.
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Gil Hodges is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Dec. at 48 (1924-1972)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Patoka Township, Princeton, Indiana, United States of America

Teams: New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

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2
Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Age: 76

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States of America

Teams: Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles

3
Bobby Valentine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Age: 69

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut

Teams: New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, California Angels

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Terry Collins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Age: 70

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Midland, Michigan

5
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Dec. at 85 (1890-1975)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, Boston Braves, + more

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6
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Age: 65

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Holly Hill, South Carolina

Teams: New York Yankees, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, + more

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7
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Age: 94

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Teams: New York Yankees, New York Yankees, New York Mets

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8
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Age: 75

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Fremont, California

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, Texas Rangers

9
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Age: 79

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Teams: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, + more

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10
Dallas Green is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Age: 85

Birthplace: Newport, Delaware

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, Washington Senators

11
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Age: 83

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Washington Senators

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12
Jerry Manuel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Age: 66

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Hahira, Georgia

Teams: Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, Montreal Expos

13
Joe Frazier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Dec. at 67 (1944-2011)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States of America

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14
George Bamberger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Dec. at 81 (1923-2004)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Teams: Baltimore Orioles, New York Giants

15
Art Howe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Age: 73

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros

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16
Jeff Torborg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Age: 78

Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels

17
Wes Westrum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Dec. at 80 (1922-2002)

Birthplace: Clearbrook, Minnesota

Teams: New York Giants

18
Roy McMillan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Dec. at 68 (1929-1997)

Birthplace: Bonham, Texas

Teams: New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Braves, Cincinnati Redlegs, Cincinnati Reds

19
Salty Parker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Dec. at 80 (1912-1992)

Birthplace: East St. Louis, Illinois

Teams: Detroit Tigers

20
Mike Cubbage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Mets Managers of All Time
Age: 69

Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia

Teams: New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins