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New York Mets: The all-time best player born in all 50 states

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets celebrates his three run homerun to take a 4-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on September 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets celebrates his three run homerun to take a 4-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on September 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 16: Hall of Famer Tom Seaver throws out the first pitch before the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

From Alabama to Wyoming, these are the best New York Mets born in all 50 states.

Baseball is a national sport in the United States. Anywhere you go, you’ll likely run into a baseball field. For the New York Mets, they’ve had plenty of talented players from a variety of jurisdictions.

Going in alphabetical order by state, these 50 Mets are the best to represent the commonwealth they call home.

Alabama – Cleon Jones

In parts of 12 seasons with the Mets, Cleon Jones hit .281/.340/.406 with 93 home runs and 521 RBI. He was an All-Star in 1969 and World Series Champion. That same year, he hit .340 which was a long-lasting franchise record.

Other notable Alabama-born Mets include Tommie Agee, George Foster, and Willie Mays.

Alaska – David Williams

By default, David Williams is the greatest Mets player born in Alaska. In 33.1 innings with them in 2006 and 2007, Williams had a 7.83 ERA. Somehow, he escaped his time in Queens with a 3-2 record.

No other Alaskan natives have ever played for the Mets.

Arizona – Vance Wilson

You might think a place like Arizona would have produced a ton of baseball talent. In Mets history, they haven’t had too many greats come from the Grand Canyon State. Vance Wilson is the best, somehow, with a .254 batting average in 713 trips to the plate.

The rest of the Arizonians to suit up for this organization are pretty forgettable.

Arkansas – Kevin McReynolds

Kevin McReynolds wasn’t too popular during his time with the team, but he was a good ballplayer. In 1988, he finished second in the MVP voting. In his six seasons with the team, he batted .272/.331/.460 with 122 home runs.

Arkansas has featured a few other Mets, but no one all too memorable.

California – Tom Seaver

California is a giant state and the biggest giant in Mets history hails from there. Tom Seaver is the greatest Mets player born in California among the nearly 200 other men who fit this description. I don’t need to go through the numbers. You know all about his greatness already.

A few other notable Mets from California are Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, and Darryl Strawberry just to name a few.

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