The Longest Tenured Mets

Over the team’s 58-year franchise history, one dozen players have played 10 or more seasons as a member of the New York Mets.

Ed Kranepool, who signed with the Mets out of James Monroe High School in The Bronx at age 17, is the longest tenured player in team history (1962-1979). Kranepool played his entire 18-year career with the Mets and has played in more games (1,853) than any other player in franchise history. He is also the team leader in pinch hits (90). Kranepool also ranks among the Top 5 in franchise history in RBI, total bases, hits, doubles and sacrifice flies.

David Wright ranks second on the list of longest tenured Mets players. Like Kranepool, Wright played his entire 15-year career with the Mets. He was a member of seven All-Star teams and the 2006 National League East champs, 2015 N.L. title team and served as the team captain.

Check out our list of the 16 New York Mets who played 10 or more seasons for the franchise.

METS REWIND
Longest Tenured Mets

1962-1979

2004-2018

1990-2004

1965-1977

1973-1984

1967-1977: 1983

2003-2011, 2016-2018

1967-1978

1963-1975

1973-1984

1966-1977

1984-1994

1984-1993

1980-1989

1975-1984

1976-1981; 1986-1989

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National League baseball in New York was redefined on March 6, 1961 when the New York Metropolitan Baseball Club Inc. formally received a certificate of membership from leave president Warren Giles. Of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs today, the case could be made that no other team has a more compelling franchise history than the New York Mets. From Casey Stengel to Yogi Berra, Marv Throneberry to Tom Seaver, Willie Mays, Tug McGraw, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Bobby Valentine, Pedro Martinez and Matt Harvey, the Mets are loaded with character(s). Then there are the Amazin’ seasons — 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000, 2006-2008 and 2015 — full of miracles, joy, hope and heartbreak. Mets Rewind is designed for that purpose: To share team history in a distinct and entertaining format. We hope you — the baseball fan — enjoy the content. We encourage you to share your memories.
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