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New York Mets: Top ten sluggers in franchise history

NEW YORK - APRIL 19: Carlos Delgado #21 of the New York Mets at bat against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on April 19, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 19: Carlos Delgado #21 of the New York Mets at bat against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on April 19, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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9) Todd Hundley

Consistency was not the best attribute for Todd Hundley. The team’s catcher in the early and mid-1990s, Hundley’s career slugging percentage is only a few points higher than Jose Reyes and Ike Davis.

However, if you remember what he did in the 1996 season, you will immediately know why his name is on this list.

Hundley smashed a career-high 41 home runs for the Mets in 1996 while also setting a new franchise record. He drove in 112 runs while obliterating expectations for his future. Hundley attempted to repeat this success the following year but settled for a 30 home run season.

Unfortunately, Hundley would play in only 53 more games for the Mets in 1998. He wrapped up his Mets career with 124 home runs and a record that remains today.

The home run total ranks him number eight all-time on the Mets home run list. In case you didn’t do the math, more than half of them took place over those two powerful seasons.

Hey, it was the mid-90s. Everyone was going yard.

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