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The top moments of David Wright's career

December 20, 2022

NEW YORK -- The arc of David Wright’s career was unlike any in Mets history -- from his productive start to the injuries that later defined him and, finally, to the return that allowed him to author a piece of his own ending. Although Wright's teams often struggled around him,

Tom Seaver's top 10 moments

November 17, 2022

The pitcher’s mound was Tom Seaver's studio; the baseball, a lump of clay that he routinely shaped into breathtaking masterpieces. George Thomas Seaver was an artist. The comparison became hackneyed from overuse during the right-hander’s heyday. But the shortchanged generations who never saw him pitch must learn that Seaver, like

Top 10 moments of Mike Piazza's career

September 4, 2022

NEW YORK -- It would be difficult to understate Mike Piazza's impact on multiple organizations throughout his career. For the Dodgers, he was a revelation, a family friend of Tommy Lasorda who became an icon in his own right. For the Mets, he changed the course of franchise history, becoming

The top Mets Draft pick from every season

July 27, 2022

NEW YORK -- For teams that wish to become consistent winners, there is no better avenue than the amateur Draft. That’s been the case for most of the past century, despite the dawn of free agency as a legitimate way to build a roster. The Mets have had as colorful

Most memorable Subway Series moments

@JoeTrezz and @mattkellyMLB
July 27, 2022

The Subway Series always provides some must-see moments. Both teams are in first place for this week's series at Citi Field. But regardless of where the Mets and Yankees are in the standings, their yearly showdowns rank among the MLB season's most intriguing Interleague matchups -- and the Subway Series

Mets' all-time no-hitter history

@kennlandry
April 29, 2022

The Mets waited 50 years -- 8,019 games -- for their first no-hitter, and when it finally came when Johan Santana went the distance in 2012, it left the Padres as the lone remaining MLB club without a no-no. 1,428 games later, they threw their second no-hitter against NL East

The best baseball players born on April 21

@oapostrophesd
April 21, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for April 21:

Looking back on the Mets' 1986 title run

February 27, 2022

NEW YORK -- They were brash. They were edgy. They were memorable. Beyond everything, they were good. On talent alone, the 1986 Mets ranked among the greatest teams in National League history. But it required a World Series title to seal their legacy as one of the greatest professional sports

The top 10 moments of Johan Santana's career

@dohyoungpark
February 15, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS -- Johan Santana's career may not (yet) have carried him into the National Baseball Hall of Fame due to his injury-shortened career, but when he was in his prime, with that signature changeup tying hitters into knots again and again, few could stand in the way of his sheer

The best baseball players born on Sept. 24

January 28, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 24: 1) Rafael Palmeiro (1964) Long before the finger-wag seen 'round the world, Palmeiro, a four-time All-Star and

The best baseball players born on Sept. 23

January 24, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 23:

The best baseball players born on Oct. 6

January 21, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 6: 1) Freddy Garcia (1976) A two-time All-Star with the Mariners and later a World Series champion with

Top 10 moments of Keith Hernandez's career

January 11, 2022

NEW YORK -- Few baseball players have managed not only to maintain their popularity over the decades, but to grow it the way Keith Hernandez has. Multiple generations have come to adore Hernandez, from the Cardinals and Mets fans that watched him in his prime to the millions who knew

The best baseball players born on Oct. 9

January 11, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 9: 1) Joe Sewell (1898) Sewell, the first of two Hall of Famers on this list, found his

How the Mets lured Pedro to Queens

December 16, 2021

NEW YORK -- Four Mets executives sat in an Anaheim, Calif., hotel room, listening as then-owner Fred Wilpon teleconferenced into the conversation to call for a vote. To a man, the baseball operations staffers understood that a four-year contract for Pedro Martínez probably wouldn’t end well, but it was likely

10 moments that earned Hodges' call to Hall

December 9, 2021

NEW YORK -- Gil Hodges' election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame may have been overdue in the eyes of many, but it was nonetheless treasured by his family, his friends, and multiple generations of baseball fans. Hodges’ career spanned decades, from his teenage years through an American war

10 players who you forgot played for the Mets

December 1, 2021

NEW YORK -- Every Mets fan of a certain age recalls Willie Mays playing the final two years of his career for the Mets in the early 1970s. Most remember Eddie Murray checking into Shea Stadium for a two-year stint during the back half of his Hall of Fame career.

The 5 best seasons by Mets on the mound

December 1, 2021

NEW YORK -- Impressively, it took the Mets only 58 seasons for their pitchers to win seven National League Cy Young Awards; many organizations with decades of additional history have fewer. But do those performances all rank among the finest in Mets history? In reality, probably not.

5 reasons that led to naming of the Mets 

December 1, 2021

NEW YORK -- The beauty of the Mets’ name is in its simplicity. And that was by design. Back in 1961, team owner Joan Payson received approval to create the Mets as a replacement for the departed Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants in a city suddenly devoid of National

Mets' all-time retired numbers

December 1, 2021

NEW YORK -- Throughout their history, the Mets have established lofty standards when it comes to retired numbers. With the exception of Gil Hodges, who passed away as an active manager, the Mets have only allowed the numbers of Hall of Famers to grace the upper deck of Citi Field.

Best Mets player to wear every uni number

December 1, 2021

NEW YORK -- Historically, the Mets are among the most conservative teams when it comes to retiring uniform numbers. They have nonetheless retired some, iced others (declining to issue them to current players) and kept the rest in circulation. Over the years, team equipment managers have issued the vast majority

Who had Mets' top single year at the plate?

December 1, 2021

NEW YORK -- Over their nearly six-decade history, the Mets have come to be known more for their pitching prowess than their position players. They’ve had seven National League Cy Young Award winners, but never an MVP. And yet plenty of talented hitters have passed through Flushing, submitting some of

5 Mets who should be in the Hall of Fame

December 1, 2021

NEW YORK -- When Mike Piazza entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016, he became the second player -- after Tom Seaver -- enshrined with a Mets cap on his plaque. Many other Hall of Famers have passed through Flushing on their way to Cooperstown, however, from Willie

Biggest trades in Mets history

December 1, 2021

In their dealings with rival teams, the Mets have never lacked for drama. Some of the foremost stars have come and gone via trade, leaving the Mets with a history full of colorful transactions. Some worked. Some didn't. In both cases, the deals have often been memorable. Here's a look

Here are the best Mets seasons by position

December 1, 2021

NEW YORK -- David Wright is the greatest third baseman in Mets history. Tom Seaver is the best starting pitcher. But what about the best seasons by a Met at those positions? While the Wrights and Seavers of the world can certainly lay claim to their share, the Mets also