THE List: 10 Best Mets Careers

Cleon Jones (1963-1975)
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)
Leads team in every pitching category. Won Rookie of the Year & 3 Cy Young Awards, and even had a save.

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

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

Dwight Gooden (1984-1994)
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)
2nd in runs, 3rd in homers, RBIs, doubles & stolen bases. Nice moustache.

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

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

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

David Wright (2004-present)
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,

One thought on “THE List: 10 Best Mets Careers

  • Jeremy

    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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