THE List: 10 Best Mets Careers

Cleon Jones (1963-1975)
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2nd all time in hits, 4th in triples, 7th in doubles & RBIs. Batted .340 in 1969.  An underrated Mets career.

Tom Seaver (1967-1977, 1983)
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Leads team in every pitching category. Won Rookie of the Year & 3 Cy Young Awards, and even had a save.

Jerry Koosman (1967-1978)
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A career of almosts — almost won Rookie of the Year, almost won Cy Young. 3rd in wins & strikeouts.

Darryl Strawberry (1983-1990)
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1st in homers, RBIs, runs, walks & strikeouts, 2nd in slugging. Won Rookie of the Year. Team’s best power hitter.

Dwight Gooden (1984-1994)
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2nd in wins & strikeouts. Won Rookie of the Year & Cy Young. His 1985 season (24-4, 1.53, 268) best in Mets history.

Howard Johnson (1985-1993)
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2nd in runs, 3rd in homers, RBIs, doubles & stolen bases. Nice moustache.

Edgardo Alfonzo (1995-2002)
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3rd in hits & runs, 4th in doubles, 5th in batting average, 6th in RBIs. Hit .300 four times.

Mike Piazza (1998-2005)
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1st in slugging, 2nd in homers & RBIs, 4th in batting average, 5th in doubles. Just the best Mets hitter ever.

Jose Reyes (2003-present)
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Already the team leader in triples & stolen bases, with (hopefully) many more years ahead.

David Wright (2004-present)
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3 doubles away from number one. 2nd in batting average, 5th in RBIs. Should be atop all categories when he’s done.

Mug Shots Courtesy Ultimate Mets Database, http://ultimatemets.com/mugshots.php

One thought on “THE List: 10 Best Mets Careers

  • January 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm
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    Substitute Mookie for Reyes. Honorable mention for Kingman; he was a selfish jerk, but he had a strong impact. And, not unlike Kingman, remember that Wright and Reyes represent a difficult era in Mets history; they are the faces of the Mets teams that choked two straight years. Hopefully, better things lay ahead for these two.

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