New York Mets All-Time Lists

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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4) Carlos Delgado

The Carlos Delgado era in New York didn’t last long. In less than 500 games with the Mets over the course of four years, he still made his name a memorable one to those in Queens. Mostly, he did it with the home run ball.

At the tail end of his career, Delgado landed in a Mets’ uniform ready to show off he could still slug home runs. The veteran first baseman delivered, hitting 38 home runs twice in three seasons.

In total, Delgado would smash 104 home runs in a little over 2,000 plate appearances. He finished with a .506 slugging percentage, ranked at number three all-time among Mets.

Because he spent such a short time with the organization, and they collapsed during his reign, newer Mets fans don’t hear about him as much as they do other sluggers in the franchise’s history.

The home run total, while only the 13th highest in franchise history, is a result of spending a short time in orange and blue. Still, even in such a short period of time, Delgado established himself as one of the best sluggers in team history.

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