The New York Mets Hall of Heroes
Qualifications

The first avenue to achieve enshrinement in the New York Mets Hall of Heroes
is to be a member of one of the single-season All-Decade Teams chosen by Rounding Third,
and added to by Linear Weights calculations.
The qualifying All-Decade Teams, of course, only extend through the 2000s,
since there is a bit of the current decade still to run.

Players are listed who qualified either via the original Rounding Third calculation,
or the subsequent Linear Weights re-evaluation.
Those whose names are in bold print qualified for the All-Decade Team
using the combination of both calculations,
the sum of the re-indexed R3 calculation combined with the LW figure,
which are listed as HoY/PoY.

The 1880s New York Metropolitans appear beneath the modern lists.
See the notes at the bottom of the page for information about the calculations.

All-Decade Team, 1960s

Player

R3

LW

HoY

Tommie Agee, 1969
Richie Ashburn, 1962
Ken Boyer, 1966

Ed Bressoud, 1966
Elio Chacon, 1962
Ed Charles, 1968
Joe Christopher, 1964
Donn Clendenon, 1969
Tommy Davis, 1967
Jesse Gonder, 1964
Jerry Grote, 1968

Bud Harrelson, 1967
Gil Hodges, 1962
Ron Hunt, 1964
Bob Johnson, 1967
Cleon Jones, 1969
Ed Kranepool, 1966

Hobie Landrith, 1962
Felix Mantilla, 1962
Charlie Neal, 1962

Art Shamsky, 1969
Frank Thomas, 1962
Marv Throneberry, 1962

404.38 
384.01 
358.91 
301.09 
295.44 
303.70 
417.03 
173.24 
392.64 
259.80 
318.40 
311.65 
114.09 
385.27 
205.93 
453.96 
356.84 
42.99 
363.89 
358.09 
295.18 
411.28 
286.25 

20.67 
24.89 
2.44 
-3.89 
1.97 
7.84 
25.35 
5.41 

18.31 
1.43 
1.72 
-15.51 
4.89 
13.35 
12.51 

41.40 
3.50 
2.52 
7.29 
2.05 
19.14 
25.09 
2.93 

61.11 
63.29 
38.33 

26.22 
31.51 
38.21 
67.05 
22.73 
57.57 
27.41 
33.56 

15.66 
16.30 
51.88 
33.10 
86.80 
39.18 

6.82 
43.68 
37.86 

48.66 
66.22 
31.56 

All-Decade Staff, 1960s

Pitcher

R3

LW

PoY

Larry Bearnarth, 1963
Don Cardwell, 1968
Don Cardwell, 1969
Jack DiLauro, 1969
Jack Fisher, 1966
Joe Grzenda, 1967
Jack Hamilton, 1966
Cal Koonce, 1968
Jerry Koosman, 1969
Tug McGraw, 1969
Dennis Ribant, 1966
Tom Seaver, 1969

Dick Selma, 1968
Don Shaw, 1968
Ron Taylor, 1967
Ron Taylor, 1968
Carl Willey, 1963

 2.15 
1.51 
1.70 
2.37 
1.67 
3.29 
1.91 
1.77 
1.23 
1.85 
1.47 
1.10 
1.51
 
2.71 
2.40 
1.94 
1.59 

-1.82 
0.69 
9.93 
8.47 
-1.23 
2.24 

-5.04 
6.23 
35.40 
15.13 
8.96 
42.33 
4.37 
3.10 
8.33 
2.47 
3.90 

28.95 
27.80 
36.43 
21.55 
40.48 
6.20 
31.96 
28.26 
71.28 
38.73 
54.75 
80.75
 
31.64 
6.34 
29.96 
20.99 
46.01 

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All-Decade Team, 1970s

Player

R3

LW

HoY

Tommie Agee, 1970
Ken Boswell, 1971
Donn Clendenon, 1970
Wayne Garrett, 1970
Jerry Grote, 1975
Bud Harrelson, 1970
Rich Hebner, 1979
Steve Henderson, 1977
Cleon Jones, 1971

Dave Kingman, 1976
Teddy Martinez, 1971
Lee Mazzilli, 1979
Felix Millan, 1976
John Milner, 1976
Len Randle, 1977

Art Shamsky, 1970
Rusty Staub, 1975
John Stearns, 1978

Frank Taveras, 1979
Joel Youngblood, 1979

407.84 
301.62 
376.17 
364.14 
310.48 
330.95 
377.36
 
335.63 
429.50 
397.89
 
93.36 
426.37 
343.14 
406.11
 
394.91 
365.34 
410.86 
389.87 
322.44 
394.93
 

26.21 
2.75 
24.24 
22.15 

6.73 
5.41 
13.14 
21.26 
30.08
 
12.40 
2.35 
40.71 
-1.54 
16.33 
18.63 
17.86 
30.67 

18.20 
-11.97 
17.19 

66.99 
32.91 
61.86 
58.56 
37.78 
38.50
 
50.88 
54.82 
73.03
 
52.19 
11.69 
83.35 
32.77 
56.94 
58.12
 
54.39 
71.76 
57.19
 
20.27 
56.68 

All-Decade Staff, 1970s

Pitcher

R3

LW

PoY

Neil Allen, 1979
Bob Apodaca, 1975
Rick Baldwin, 1975
Danny Frisella, 1971
Jerry Koosman, 1973

Jerry Koosman, 1976
Skip Lockwood, 1975
Skip Lockwood, 1976
Skip Lockwood, 1977
Jon Matlack, 1974

Jon Matlack, 1976
Jim McAndrew, 1972
Tug McGraw, 1971
Tug McGraw, 1972
Ken Sanders, 1975
Tom Seaver, 1971
George Stone, 1973
Craig Swan, 1978

2.46 
2.03 
2.28 
1.86 
1.50 
1.28 
2.73 
1.59
 
1.84 
1.41 
1.38 
1.33 
1.57 
1.31 
2.73 
1.04 

1.60 
1.31 

2.03 
20.05 

3.15 
14.86 
23.95 

22.19 
11.44 
8.69 
6.18 
35.72 
15.89 
11.59 
21.67 
20.63 
6.30 
54.08 
14.19 
26.24 

26.28 
47.03 
25.12 
38.96 
58.52 
55.59 
24.47 
35.99 
38.24 
75.46 
47.46 
49.07 
51.55 
58.52 
19.31 
94.45 
46.75 
71.60 

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All-Decade Team, 1980s

Player

R3

LW

HoY

Wally Backman, 1984
Wally Backman, 1986

Hubie Brooks, 1984
Gary Carter, 1985
Len Dykstra, 1986
George Foster, 1985
Steve Henderson, 1980
Keith Hernandez, 1986
Gregg Jefferies, 1989
Howard Johnson, 1989
Dave Kingman, 1981
Dave Kingman, 1982
Ray Knight, 1986
Dave Magadan, 1989
Lee Mazzilli, 1980
Kevin McReynolds, 1988
Rafael Santana, 1987
John Stearns, 1982
Darryl Strawberry, 1987
Tim Teufel, 1987

Mookie Wilson, 1987

344.29 
321.73 
380.55 
428.32 
402.08 
395.76 
386.49 
431.24 
354.37 
465.92 
254.97 
359.71 
389.14 
322.19 
401.88 
412.64 
304.09 
293.23 
492.53 
325.28 
343.46 

9.01 
11.32 
12.09 
33.16 
27.27 
14.79 
17.34 
39.94 
4.78 
55.39 
13.59 
4.27 
15.61 
12.08 
29.53 
31.39 
-7.74 
10.20 
61.97 
27.51 
19.49 

43.44 
43.49 

50.14 
75.99 
67.48 
54.37 
55.99 
83.06 
40.22 
101.98 
39.09 
40.24 
54.52 
44.30 
69.72 
72.65 
22.67 
39.52 
111.22 
60.04 

53.84 

All-Decade Staff, 1980s

Pitcher

R3

LW

PoY

Neil Allen, 1981
David Cone, 1988
Ron Darling, 1986

Carlos Diaz, 1983
Sid Fernandez, 1989
Dwight Gooden, 1985

Terry Leach, 1988
Roger McDowell, 1986
Randy Myers, 1988
Bob Ojeda, 1986
Jesse Orosco, 1983
Jeff Reardon, 1980
Doug Sisk, 1983

1.96 
1.19 
1.42 
2.39 
1.28 
0.93 
2.05 
1.35 
1.60 
1.25 
1.56 
2.10 
2.11 

3.85 
31.68 
23.96 
14.61 
16.05 
63.36 

9.27 
9.91 
13.07 
27.83 
26.37 
12.13 
16.08 

33.98 
66.83 
58.24 
38.25 
54.35 
107.42
 
27.26 
45.54 
39.96 
65.61 
66.59 
42.10 
45.34 

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All-Decade Team, 1990s

Player

R3

LW

HoY

Edgardo Alfonzo, 1999
Bobby Bonilla, 1993
Roger Cedeno, 1999
Bernard Gilkey, 1996
Rickey Henderson, 1999
Todd Hundley, 1997
Gregg Jefferies, 1990
Howard Johnson, 1991
Lance Johnson, 1996
Dave Magadan, 1990
Brian McRae, 1998
John Olerud, 1998
Rey Ordonez, 1999
Mike Piazza, 1998
Mike Piazza, 1999
Darryl Strawberry, 1990
Robin Ventura, 1999
Jose Vizcaino, 1995

447.64 
438.82 
406.09 
479.64 
448.75 
473.32 
386.87 
437.83 
422.42 
438.70 
412.53 
501.23 
321.28 
453.47 
472.57 
441.34 
458.55 
311.10 

48.27 
32.48 
32.02 
54.76 
39.84 
40.03 
18.06 

36.93 
42.03 
36.03
 
27.28 
68.01 
-8.13 
47.24 
43.90 
36.69 
 45.95 
2.12 

93.03 
76.36 
72.63 
102.72 
84.71 
87.36 
56.75 
80.71 
84.27 
79.90
 
68.53 
118.13 
24.00 
92.59 
91.16 
80.82 
91.80 
33.23 

All-Decade Staff, 1990s

Pitcher

R3

LW

PoY

Armando Benitez, 1999
Mark Clark, 1996

Dennis Cook, 1998
Sid Fernandez, 1992
John Franco, 1990
John Franco, 1996
John Franco, 1997
Jeff Innis, 1991
Bobby Jones, 1994
Al Leiter, 1998
Greg McMichael, 1997
Dave Mlicki, 1996

Alejandro Pena, 1990
Rick Reed, 1997
Bret Saberhagen, 1994
Frank Viola, 1990
Turk Wendell, 1999

2.06 
1.60 
2.60 
1.34 
1.86 
2.48 
2.03 
2.30 
1.63 
1.31 
2.32 
2.67 
2.36 
1.32 
1.23 
1.37 
2.57 

23.52 
18.56 
14.04 

18.48 
9.50 
14.32 
11.07 
9.62 
19.02 
37.92 
12.01 
9.20 
5.00 
30.45 
29.15 
31.14 
14.40 

55.83 
62.24 
31.34 
60.18 
37.05 
40.32 
41.61 
29.92 
59.63 
80.87 
36.80 
31.56 
22.57 
75.17 
77.77 
68.57 
36.57 

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All-Decade Team, 2000s

Player

R3

LW

HoY

Benny Agbayani, 2000
Edgardo Alfonzo, 2000
Moises Alou, 2007
Derek Bell, 2000
Carlos Beltran, 2006
Mike Cameron, 2004
Luis Castillo, 2009
Carlos Delgado, 2006
Cliff Floyd, 2005
Shawn Green, 2007
Paul Lo Duca, 2006
Jay Payton, 2000
Jason Phillips, 2003
Mike Piazza, 2000
Jose Reyes, 2008
Jose Reyes, 2006
Jose Valentin, 2006
Robin Ventura, 2001
David Wright, 2007
Todd Zeile, 2000

358.11 
485.38 
327.03 
388.19 
493.02 
400.48 
367.71 
456.09 
433.37 
381.73 
392.82 
390.32 
368.27 
508.16 
418.07 
422.00 
345.13 
390.40 
483.26 
413.27 

24.02 
59.11 
27.14 
17.37 
58.96 
20.20 
15.99 
41.78 
36.34 
16.98 
16.35 
8.90 
18.45 
54.57 
41.81 
41.36 
17.01 
15.86 
70.60 
25.10 

59.83 
107.65 
59.84 
56.19 
108.26 
60.25 
52.76 
87.39 
79.68 
55.15 
55.63 
47.93 
55.28 
105.39 
83.62 
83.56 
51.52 
54.90 
118.93 
66.43 

All-Decade Staff, 2000s

Pitcher

R3

LW

PoY

Kevin Appier, 2001
Armando Benitez, 2000
Pedro Feliciano, 2006
Mike Hampton, 2000
Aaron Heilman, 2005

Aaron Heilman, 2007
Al Leiter, 2000
Braden Looper, 2004
Pedro Martinez, 2005
Oliver Perez, 2007

Rick Reed, 2000
Francisco Rodriguez, 2009
Johan Santana, 2008
Billy Wagner, 2006
David Weathers, 2003

1.57 
1.73 
2.74 
1.65 
2.03 
2.45 
1.49 
2.06 
1.19 
1.66 
1.62 
2.31 
1.34 
1.77 
2.70 

18.12 
17.10 
16.10 
35.98 
12.64 
13.33 
33.00 
14.81 
33.75 
17.12 
10.66 
3.66 
45.96 
18.09 
11.69 

56.15 
55.48 
32.53 
75.98 
41.16 
37.89 
76.17 
48.21 
79.08 
57.65 
51.07 
35.29 
92.05 
54.01 
36.33 

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All-Decade Team, 1880s

Player

R3

LW

HoY

Steve Brady, 1885
Steve Brady, 1886
Jim Donahue, 1887
Dude Esterbrook, 1884

Frank Hankinson, 1887
Ed Hogan, 1887
John Meister, 1887
Darby O'Brien, 1887
Dave Orr, 1886
Paul Radford, 1887
Chief Roseman, 1884
Dasher Troy, 1884

238.82 
245.05 
163.42 
273.42 
295.85 
97.80 
106.50 
338.94 
378.13 
318.68 
266.19 
239.98 

3.70 
-13.18 
1.70 
11.88 
4.75 
4.07 
-1.56 

32.87 
41.00 
41.26 
8.53
 
-3.85 

27.58 
11.33 
18.04 
39.22 

34.33 
13.85 
9.09 
66.76 
78.81 
73.13 
35.15 
20.15 

All-Decade Staff, 1880s

Pitcher

R3

LW

PoY

Ed Cushman, 1885
Ed Cushman, 1886
Tim Keefe, 1883
Tim Keefe, 1884
Jack Lynch, 1884

1.37 
1.53 
1.07 
0.98 
1.01 

9.76 
11.48 
60.97 
52.88 
31.56 

64.87 
63.27 
122.02 
115.68 
93.89 

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Notes on the calculations used:

1. The Rounding Third calculation for batters compares teammates within the same team for relative value to the club, and places an emphasis on being a starting player. The formula is essentially (OBP+SLG)*(team games*3.1) for batters who achieved at least (team games*3.1) plate appearances. For players who did not reach (team games*3.1) plate appearances, the formula is (OBP+SLG)*(plate appearances).

2. The Linear Weights calculation for batters compares players' performances against established values which would apply to any player on any team, and recognizes quality of performance without regard to "qualification" as a starter. Therefore, if all of a team's starters are uniformly bad, a good season by a part-time player could identify him as the "best" player on a team. The formula I used to calculate Linear Weights is slightly modified from the official version, which was more complicated than I could easily calculate. It is (.47)1B+(.78)2B+(1.09)3B+(1.4)HR+(.33)(BB+HBP)+(.3)SB-(.6)CS-(.25)(AB-H).

3. The Rounding Third calculation for pitchers is so convoluted that I'm not even going to bother printing it here, but suffice it to say that, like its companion measurement for hitters, it tends to favor starting pitchers over relievers, in particular due to the number of innings pitched. Unlike Linear Weights, however, there is no possibility of a negative score, so if a pitcher racks up a batch of innings with any degree of success at all, he's got a shot. What may be most surprising about the Rounding Third calculation for pitchers is the degree of agreement between that and Linear Weights, at least when it comes to naming the "best" for any given year.

4. The Linear Weights calculation for pitchers, which again compares performances against values which would apply to any pitcher throughout history, is quite simple: IP*(league ERA/9)-ER.