New York Mets: Top 10 Third Basemen in Team History

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New York Mets: Top 10 Third Basemen in Team History
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Part seven of the greatest Mets in team history takes us to the third basemen.

For many years, third base had been a running joke for the Mets. In fact, 142 players so far have appeared in at least one game at third base for the Mets. The Mets were never able to establish a consistent starter at third base during the 1960s and 1970s. There were some "starters," more or less, but the Mets were always trying to find someone better, even though that did not always work.

Starting in the 1980s, the Mets were finally able to find some steady production from their third basemen, a trend that continues to this day with David Wright potentially playing his entire career as a Met.

Wright had gotten off to a mediocre start this year, with a .226 average, six home runs and 18 RBI in 39 games before he was told that that he had a stress fracture in his lower back. He has now been out for the past two months, but hopefully, he will be back on the field by August.

In his absence, Justin Turner and Daniel Murphy have both found ample time at third base and have been producing better than originally expected.

With this being said, here are the top 10 third basemen in Mets history.

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