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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2) Darryl Strawberry

The home run leaderboard in Mets history includes an iconic name at the topic. With 252 home runs, Darryl Strawberry is the all-time home run champ for this baseball team. It doesn’t look like anyone will come close to passing him anytime soon, either.

It’s easy to see why. Twice, Strawberry hit 39 home runs. At the time, it was a Mets record. A few years later, he hit 37, tying the previous record held by Kingman.

During the eight seasons with New York, Strawberry always hit at least 26 long balls. It didn’t matter if he played 154 games or 111. He always topped 25. In any decade, this is something to admire.

This level of consistency contributed to his success in a big way. It’s also a reason why he sits at number two on the franchise’s leaderboard for slugging percentage over a career.

Had Strawberry stayed with the Mets and avoided the personal problems that led to his downfall, he would have been one of the best players in MLB history. Instead, he gets a number two spot on this list with a ton of wasted potential.

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