When the New York Mets came into being in 1962, they set a new standard for expansion team ineptness, posting a record of 40-120, the 120 losses setting a new major league record for a 162 game schedule. Their subsequent years had some growing pains as well, until they upset the Baltimore Orioles to win the 1969 World Series.
In the decades since, the Mets have become a top tier franchise, winning their second World Series in 1986, and the franchise has had some noteworthy alumni, in their 50+ years existence.
That history was recognized at the 2015 MLB all-star game when MLB’s newest initiative, FRANCHISE 4, allowed fans to create their own “Mt Rushmore” of the greatest players each franchise has ever seen.
Among the Mets Franchise 4 was 3B David Wright. (Chesapeake)
Wright was voted in, and rightfully so. He is the current Team Captain, and has virtually re-written the Mets record books, holding the franchise record in almost every major offensive category. His awards mantle at home is just as full as his resume of franchise records.