Who are the three best New York Mets to wear the number one?
The New York Mets have had a colorful history. It has been a history with a fair share of winning, see 1969 and 1986 for the best examples. The winning came back around in the late 90’s, and again in the last few years, though they have fallen short of the ultimate goal. Surrounding the winning has been a great deal of losing. Back when they entered the league, the Mets were known as the lovable losers. They drew fans despite being the worst team in the league on a regular basis.
I told you it was colorful.
It has been a history best known for its pitching. The Mets have always been built around pitching. From Tom Seaver to Noah Syndergaard and everyone in between, pitching has been the order of the day around this franchise. To put it into focus, the 1986 team only had one guy go over 100 RBI (Gary Carter). Even with stars like Keith Hernandez and Carter on the team, that team was STILL known for its pitching. They have had their hitters, like Darryl Strawberry, Hernandez, Mike Piazza, and many others. But it’s been primarily been pitching.
So who are the best players in team history? The best pitchers? The biggest hitters? Who are they? With this article we are going to start a countdown/count up series. What do I mean? We are going to start with number one and count down the best players to wear each jersey number. The jersey count will go up but the article will be a countdown.
Let’s get started with the top three players to wear the number one.