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Ballpark:
Citi Field
Established:
1962
Affiliations:
AAA Buffalo Bisons,AA Binghamton Mets,Advanced A St. Lucie Mets,A Savannah Sand Gnats
Retired Numbers:
14, 37, 41, 42, Shea
Owners:
Sterling Mets, L.P. (Fred Wilpon, Chairman & CEO)
Manager:
General Manager:
Sandy Alderson
Played As:
NYN

Tom Seaver is the only Met ever to win the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award in 1969 and was voted the Mets' "Hometown Hero" in a 2006 poll sponsored by DHL.

On the final Opening Day at Shea Stadium, April 8, 2008, the Mets unveiled a sign bearing the name "Shea" next to the team's retired numbers honoring William Shea and his contributions to the franchise.

Numbers out of circulation but not retired

#8: Not issued since Gary Carter was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2003. When the Mets honored Carter, they did not retire number 8 at that time, but instead gave him a replica of his Hall of Fame plaque depicting him as a Met instead of an Expo. Desi Relaford was the last Met to wear #8 as a player, while Matt Galante was the last to wear it as a coach; after Carter left the Mets in 1989 the number was not issued again until Dave Gallagher was given it to begin the 1992 season.

#24: Only issued to two players since the retirement of Willie Mays

Then-team owner Joan Whitney Payson had promised Mays it wouldn't be issued again. The first time was to first baseman-outfielder Kelvin Torve in 1990, by mistake. The second was to Rickey Henderson in 1999–2000 as a player and again in 2007 as a coach.

#31: Not issued since Mike Piazza left after the 2005 season. This number belonged to John Franco from the time he joined the Mets in 1990 until the team acquired Piazza in 1998.

Baseball Hall of Famers

New York Mets Hall of Famers
Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
New York Mets

Roberto Alomar
Richie Ashburn
Yogi Berra

Gary Carter 
Rickey Henderson
Willie Mays

Eddie Murray
Nolan Ryan
Tom Seaver

Duke Snider
Warren Spahn
Casey Stengel

Players listed in bold are depicted on their Hall of Fame plaques wearing a Mets cap insignia.
Inducted as an Expo, despite his request that his Hall of Fame plaque show the Mets and Montreal Expos, or just the Mets.


New York Mets Ford C. Frick Award recipients
Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Buck Canel
Bob Murphy
Lindsey Nelson

Names in boldreceived the award based primarily on their work as broadcasters for the Mets.
* Played as a Met
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