Aug 1, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets fans react after a seventh inning home run by New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda (not pictured) against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
The New York Mets might be overshadowed by the New York Yankees in their town, but they also have a storied history.
The Mets have won two championships in 1969 and 1986. The 1986 victory against the Boston Red Sox was one of the most memorable World Series in the history of baseball. Even people that don’t watch baseball regularly have heard of Bill Buckner and the lucky break the Mets caught on his error at first base.
Since being brought into baseball in 1962, the Mets have had their fair share of great players and successful teams. Compared to their cross-town rivals, the Mets don’t have the legendary all-time greats, but they do have players that have had an impact on their history.
In this part of the greatest Mets at their respective position, we will look at the five greatest first basemen in franchise history. First base is a key position on the infield, as a good defensive first base can save fellow infielders from making lots of throwing errors. The Mets have had their share of both great hitting and fielding first basemen, who have helped them win two titles.
Here are the five greatest first basemen of all-time for the Mets.