Fans elect four to Class of 2022 HOF


Joan Payson, Frank Cashen, William Shea and Edgardo Alfonzo have been inducted into the MetsRewind Hall of Fame. Payson and Cashen tied for the most votes, recording 16.5% of the entire fan vote. Shea ranked second with (15.3%) and Alonzo garnered 15.1%.

The Class of 2022 is the fifth class to earn the honor from Mets fans. Once again, three of the four inductees were non-players, but all played a critical role in the franchise’s success.

Payson, Cashen, Shea and Alfonzo join Ralph Kiner, Davey Johnson, Casey Stengel, Tom SeaverDavid WrightGil HodgesMike PiazzaJerry KoosmanKeith HernandezDarryl StrawberryDwight GoodenRusty StaubGary Carter,  Ed Kranepool, Bob Murphy and Tug McGraw in the Mets Rewind Hall of Fame.

The remaining players, managers and personnel on the ballot who received votes included:

  • Lindsey Nelson (11%)
  • Cleon Jones (10.2%)
  • Jerry Grote (8.9%)
  • Dave Kingman (8.7%)
  • Jose Reyes (5.8%)
  • Bobby Valentine (5.8%)
  • Carlos Beltran (4.1%)
  • Howard Johnson (3.2%)
  • Al Leiter (2.7%)
  • Jesse Orosco (2.1%)
  • Donn Clendenon (2.1%)

CLASS of 2021




Hall of Fame Voting FAQ

Mets Rewind has created the first and only Mets Hall of Fame of its kind. This exclusive online Hall of Fame will allow team fans (and baseball fans) decide which Mets players and personnel should be recognized for their contribution(s) to team history.

Since the Mets Rewind Hall of Fame is being created more than one-half century into the franchise existence, we are going to jump start the process in a unique way. The first ballot will have no names. What, you say? That’s right, no names. We are going to select the first player/manager/coach/owner, etc. through a write-in ballot.

Here’s how it will work: Select your top five choices in order of importance and submit your ballot. Each player from your ballot will be rated with one, two or three points. For example, if you submit:

1. Tom Seaver (5 points)
2. Joan Payson (4 points)
3. Gil Hodges (3 points)
4. Casey Stengel (2 points)
5. Mike Piazza (1 point)

Seaver would receive five points, Payson four, Hodges three, etc. So, remember, your first choice = five points, second choice = four points, etc. List your choices in order of importance to you.

The Mets Rewind Hall of Fame voting is currently closed. The Class of 2022 ballot will be announced in the fall.

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