New York Mets: Top 10 Former Players Who Deserve a Mets Hall of Fame Induction

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New York Mets: Top 10 Former Players Who Deserve a Mets Hall of Fame Induction
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The New York Mets have never been the team that enjoys retiring numbers for every premier player they have had. To date, only one player, Tom Seaver has had his number retired.

But the Mets do have their own Hall of Fame that they have used to recognize certain players, announcers and executives that have all had significant impact on the franchise's history.

They have even decided to showcase replicas of each person's plaques as part of the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum in Citi Field.

As of the 2011 season, twenty-five people have been inducted into the Mets' Hall of Fame. 15 of which are former players Gil Hodges, Bud Harrelson, Rusty Staub, Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Ed Kranepool, Cleon Jones, Jerry Grote, Tug McGraw, Mookie Wilson, Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, Tommie Agee, Dwight Gooden, and Darryl Strawberry.

The rest are executives (original Mets owner Joan Payson, original GM George Weiss, club pioneer William Shea, GM Johnny Murphy, and GM Frank Cashen), mangers Casey Stengel, Hodges, and Davey Johnson, and announcers Ralph Kiner, Bob Murphy and Lindsey Nelson.

With Gooden, Strawberry, Cashen and Johnson all inducted last August, the next inductions are only a matter of time, and plenty of former Mets are certainly worthy of this honor. Here are the top 10 former Mets that are destined to be enshrined into the Mets Hall of Fame.

Note: Current Mets, such as David Wright, Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran are not yet eligible for such a discussion at this point because they are still in their playing careers. This list features only former Mets who have retired.

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