Sunday, November 22, 2009

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Who Would You Put In The New York Mets Hall Of Fame?

Now that the Mets are taking this Hall of Fame business seriously, who do you think should be in?

Lets first take a look at who is in already...

Joan Payson (1981); Casey Stengel (1981); Gil Hodges (1982); George M. Weiss (1982); William A. Shea (1983); Johnny Murphy (1983); Ralph Kiner (1984); Bob Murphy (1984); Lindsey Nelson (1984); Bud Harrelson (1986); Rusty Staub (1986); Tom Seaver (1988); Jerry Koosman (1989); Ed Kranepool (1990); Cleon Jones (1991); Jerry Grote (1992); Tug McGraw (1993); Mookie Wilson (1996); Keith Hernandez (1997); Gary Carter (2001); and Tommie Agee (2002).

...and what have they been doing since 2002?

Some names jump out.....Mike Piazza and Dwight Gooden.   How about Stawberry?  John Franco?  Howie Rose has been associated with the team for a good 20+ years as has Gary Cohen....both longer than Lindsey Nelson.  If a Rusty Staub is in then shouldn't the likes of Wally Backman, Lenny Dykstra and Ray Knight go in?

Can you water down a Mets Hall of Fame...or is a good thing to remember the past as much as possible?   I'd put in every name I mentioned...not all at once, but they could induct two a year for the  next 5 years and have a nice Saturday afternoon at the ballpark for everyone.  Maybe it would even be part of the Saturday Plan.

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2 Responses to "Who Would You Put In The New York Mets Hall Of Fame?"
DyHrdMET said :
November 22, 2009 at 9:32 PM
I think there needs to be a rule defined saying what makes a former Met a "Mets Hall of Famer". I don't think someone should be in for a single moment, but for their longer Mets career. I have faith in Howie and Gary to make the right decisions.
Anonymous said :
November 22, 2009 at 10:00 PM
I would induct Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry next year, and Mike Piazza and John Franco in 2011. After that, I guess it would be time to start thinking about where to draw the line with players.

I think I'd also induct Frank Cashen next year

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