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Re-Meet The 100 Greatest Mets

It occurs to me that for all the references I make to the One Hundred Greatest Mets of the First Forty Years, they have never been presented all at once in one handy-dandy post.

So let’s do that today.

For those of you who weren’t with us last March and April when we counted ’em down, you can read up on what makes a Met one of the One Hundred Greatest here and you can check out the official assessment of each of them, ten at a time, by using the helpfully reinstated links down the sidebar.

In the meantime, look who’s No. 100-1.


100. Marv Throneberry

99. Lenny Harris

98. Rico Brogna

97. Duke Snider

96. Carl Everett

95. Joe McEwing

94. Jason Isringhausen

93. Rod Gaspar

92. Joel Youngblood

91. Bernard Gilkey


90. Ken Boswell

89. Jay Payton

88. Timo Perez

87. Shawon Dunston

86. Dave Mlicki

85. Matt Franco

84. Melvin Mora

83. Eddie Murray

82. J.C. Martin

81. Kevin Elster


80. Bret Saberhagen

79. Ron Hodges

78. Bobby Bonilla

77. Roger Cedeño

76. Frank Thomas

75. Gregg Jefferies

74. Terry Leach

73. Tim Teufel

72. Steve Henderson

71. Roger Craig


70. Dave Magadan

69. Rickey Henderson

68. Al Jackson

67. Ed Charles

66. Gary Gentry

65. Lance Johnson

64. Kevin Mitchell

63. Dennis Cook

62. Art Shamsky

61. Rafael Santana


60. Hubie Brooks

59. Todd Zeile

58. Nolan Ryan

57. Frank Viola

56. Richie Ashburn

55. Willie Mays

54. Ron Hunt

53. Craig Swan

52. Mike Hampton

51. Todd Pratt


50. John Milner

49. Al Weis

48. Kevin McReynolds

47. Doug Flynn

46. Bobby Ojeda

45. Benny Agbayani

44. Randy Myers

43. Donn Clendenon

42. John Stearns

41. Turk Wendell


40. Bobby Jones

39. Jon Matlack

38. Todd Hundley

37. Rick Reed

36. Rey Ordoñez

35. Lee Mazzilli

34. Armando Benitez

33. Ron Darling

32. Ron Swoboda

31. Sid Fernandez


30. Ray Knight

29. Wayne Garrett

28. Al Leiter

27. Dave Kingman

26. Roger McDowell

25. Lenny Dykstra

24. David Cone

23. Felix Millan

22. Robin Ventura

21. Wally Backman


20. John Olerud

19. Rusty Staub

18. Jesse Orosco

17. Howard Johnson

16. Tommie Agee

15. Cleon Jones

14. Jerry Grote

13. Jerry Koosman

12. John Franco

11. Mookie Wilson


10. Ed Kranepool

9. Edgardo Alfonzo

8. Bud Harrelson

7. Tug McGraw

6. Gary Carter

5. Dwight Gooden

4. Darryl Strawberry

3. Mike Piazza

2. Keith Hernandez

1. Tom Seaver

Can the ’06 Mets take a lesson from the — gasp! — ’96 Yankees? If it means winning, why the bleep not? Consider it further at Gotham Baseball.

2 comments to Re-Meet The 100 Greatest Mets

  • Anonymous

    Rey-Rey ahead of Kevin McRenoylds? Turk and Bobby O?
    Rey, ahead of anyone?
    what is going on here?

  • Anonymous

    Rey-Rey gets the nod-nod based on being the best, certainly most spectacular defensive player the Mets have ever had. His glove was as much a gift as his bat was a curse. In this case, we celebrate the glove. His impact also went on a little longer than the guys (all worthies, as indicated by their inclusion) you mentioned.