The NY Mets baseball team has one of the most interesting list of people to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Since the team started in 1962, there have been a total of ten former NY Mets players that have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Richie Ashburn was drafted by the NY Mets in 1962 and was the first player to take the bat as a NY Mets player. He had already been playing baseball with the Phillies since 1948 and was a seasoned player. He had a very good year offensively for the NY Mets, but resigned after the first year because of the teams losing streak. Ashburn was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995. Ashburn was the first NY Mets player to be selected for the All-Star Game.
Snider started playing for the NY Mets in 1963. He had already had an impressive career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In his first and only season with the Mets, he scored 14 home runs and drove in 45 runs for the Mets. Snider was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980.
Casey Stengel was the first manager for the NY Mets from 1962 – 1965. He started his playing career in 1912 for the Brooklyn Dodgers. His record includes playing during three World Series games and managing over 3700 games. Stengel was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 after a hip injury forced his retirement at the manager of the NY Mets.
Spahn played for the Mets in 1965 but only won four games in his twenty game career. But his career did not end there, over the course of his twenty one year baseball career Spahn managed to hang onto a 363 game winning total. Spahn was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.
One of the few NY Mets players that was also a coach and manager of the same team he played for. Most of his baseball career was played with the NY Yankees before coming to the NY Mets. Berra was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972 with an impressive 1,430 runs batted in during his career.
One of the most memorable NY Mets player. Ryan was with the NY Mets from 1966 – 1971. His pitching skills helped lead the NY Mets to win the 1969 World Series.His pitching career allowed him to have 5,714 strike outs during his time. Ryan was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 with a 98% vote. One of the highest voting percentages for a first time nominated player.
Seaver entered the NY Mets team in 1967 as a rookie. His first season honored him with a 16-13 playing record. This allowed him to win the National Rookie of the Year award. Seaver was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992 and the only player to be inducted as a NY Mets Player.
Willie Mays started with the NY Mets at the end of his career. He played with the NY Mets for only two seasons. The majority of Mays career was played with the San Francisco Giants. Mays was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979 during his first year of eligibility. He retired his career in 1973 with 660 home runs. He still holds the major league record of 7,095 outfield fielding putouts.
The NY Mets acquired Gary Carter in 1985. Carter had played some of his baseball career with the Montreal Expos before coming to the NY Mets. Helping to push the Mets to win the 1986 World Series with two home runs during the game. Carter is one of the few players who has been able to hit two home runs during both an All-Star Game and the World Series. Carter was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.
Murray played with the NY Mets for two seasons during 1992 – 1993. He was playing for the NY Mets when he hit his 400th career home run. Murray was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.
Henderson only played one season with the NY Mets, but his overall career is what led him to being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009. His is best remembered for his uncanny way of stealing bases. His record shows this by his 1,406 bases stolen during his career.
Alomar was born in Puerto Rico and started playing major league ball in 1985 with the San Diego Padres. His career holds some impressive accomplishments such as a twelve time All-Star Game player, two World Series Championships and 10 Gold Glove awards. Alomar was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011 after his second year of eligibility.