(1) Keith Hernandez – His trade to the Mets was widely credited with bringing the Mets to prominence. Won a team record five Gold Gloves at first base further cementing reputation as best defensive first baseman of all-time. Member of the 1986 World Series team who famously threatened Jesse Orosco and Gary Carter not to throw another fastball to Kevin Bass. Was named the first captain in team history. Has become part of the iconic and loved GKR on SNY broadcasts.
(16) Tim Teufel – Came to the Mets in 1986 to serve as a platoon partner for Wally Backman. Hit .444/.500/.889 in three games of the 1986 World Series. After his career ended, he returned to the Mets as a minor league manager and then a Major League coach.