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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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CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 13: Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning on September 13, 2017 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Colorado – John Stearns

From the Rocky Mountains, the greatest player from Colorado to ever suit up for the Mets is catcher John Stearns. Colorado is represented well here by one of the franchise’s best backstops. Four All-Star selections help to highlight Stearns’ Mets career.

None of the other Colorado-born Mets come close to what Stearns did in New York.

Connecticut – Matt Harvey

Although he never lived up to the expectations, Matt Harvey is an easy choice as the greatest from Connecticut. His Mets career ends with a 34-37 record, 3.66 ERA, and one All-Star appearance. Things ended poorly between the player and team. I don’t think he’ll pass through Flushing to return back home.

A few Mets names you may recognize also from Connecticut include Tim Teufel, Mo Vaughn, and manager Bobby Valentine.

Delaware – Dallas Green

Known best as a manager in his post-playing days, Dallas Green pitched in four games for the Mets in 1966. He finished with a 5.40 ERA in those limited opportunities without factoring into any decisions.

Green is the only player to ever hail from the first state to play baseball for this franchise.

Florida – Dwight Gooden

Florida is a state that often produces surplus baseball talent. As far as the Mets go, the greatest from the Sunshine State is Dwight Gooden. He’s arguably the second-greatest pitcher in franchise history and someone you could make a case for to go on the franchise’s Mount Rushmore.

If not for Gooden, we could consider Jacob deGrom, Howard Johnson, or even Daniel Murphy.

Georgia – Moises Alou

Moises Alou owns the longest hitting streak in franchise history and is a fine choice to represent Georgia on this list. Alou’s time with the Mets lasted only 102 games over two seasons. However, the .342/.391/.507 slash line is so incredible I can’t put anyone ahead of him.

Fellow Georgia-born Mets worth considering are Mike Cameron, Ray Knight, and Zack Wheeler.

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