The New York Mets Hall of Heroes
Qualifications

The sixth avenue to achieve enshrinement in the New York Mets Hall of Heroes
is to be a member of one of the Decade Greats Teams chosen by Rounding Third,
and amplified by Linear Weights calculations.
These Decade Greats selections differ from the earlier All-Decade Teams
in that they reward several years of good production as opposed to
a single stellar season.

Players listed are the top twenty-five finishers in total hitting or pitching production
for each decade, using the HoY/PoY formulae described elsewhere.
Players actually selected to the squads are chosen on the same basis as the All-Decade Teams;
that is, six outfielders, two catchers, two first basemen,
a second baseman, third baseman, shortstop, and the next two highest-scoring infielders of different positions.
Pitching staffs are comprised of five starters, two closers (a season with at least ten saves),
and three more relievers (at least half of their appearances as a reliever for the decade).

Players in bold type "made the team." The rest of the top twenty-fives are shown
for the sake of very honorable mention.

Decade Greats, 1960s Hitters


Rank


Player

Best
Season

Total
Points

Points/
Season

1
2T
2T
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

Cleon Jones, OF
Ron Hunt, 2B
Ron Swoboda, OF
Frank Thomas, OF
Richie Ashburn, OF
Art Shamsky, OF
Joe Christopher, OF
Tommy Davis
Tommie Agee
Jim Hickman
Ed Kranepool, 1B
Felix Mantilla, 3B
Ken Boyer, IF
Duke Snider
Ed Charles
Jerry Grote, C
Charlie Neal, IF
Charlie Smith
Bob Johnson
Ken Boswell
Elio Chacon, SS
Johnny Lewis
Jesse Gonder, C
Eddie Bressoud
Larry Elliot
Marv Throneberry, 1B

86.80
51.88
48.60
66.22
63.29
48.66
67.05
57.57
61.11
36.99
39.18
43.68
38.33
39.40
38.21
33.56
37.86
26.18
33.10
35.22
31.51
38.79
27.41
26.22
18.62
31.56

187.03
140.39
163.11
109.80
63.29
74.57
119.54
57.57
63.71
133.96
161.89
43.68
52.74
39.40
59.56
65.23
48.14
51.82
33.10
51.33
31.51
42.73
46.26
26.22
34.47
30.73

31.17
35.10
32.62
36.60
63.29
37.28
29.88
57.57
31.85
26.79
20.24
43.68
26.37
39.40
19.85
16.31
24.07
25.91
33.10
17.11
31.51
14.24
15.42
26.22
17.23
15.36

Decade Greats, 1960s Pitchers


Rank


Pitcher

Best
Season

Total
Points

Points/
Season

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10T
10T
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Tom Seaver, SP
Jerry Koosman, SP
Don Cardwell, SP
Ron Taylor, CL
Jack Fisher, SP
Dennis Ribant, SP
Dick Selma, RP
Galen Cisco, RP
Carl Willey
Roger Craig
Al Jackson
Bob Shaw
Gary Gentry
Jim McAndrew
Tug McGraw, CL
Jack Hamilton, RP
Bill Wakefield
Tracy Stallard
Larry Bearnarth
Cal Koonce
Jack DiLauro
Bob Miller
Nolan Ryan
Frank Lary
Grover Powell

80.75
71.28
36.43
29.96
40.48
54.75
31.64
36.79
46.01
27.64
30.75
35.81
34.19
26.54
38.73
31.96
27.56
31.62
28.95
28.26
21.55
20.78
18.86
18.58
15.42

196.23
125.72
87.22
79.60
78.76
66.08
74.63
66.87
55.00
51.73
83.90
44.79
34.19
47.37
54.87
38.43
27.56
37.08
51.63
42.57
21.55
20.78
31.48
25.36
15.42

65.41
41.91
29.07
26.53
19.69
22.03
18.66
16.72
18.33
25.86
13.98
22.40
34.19
23.69
13.72
19.22
27.56
18.54
12.91
14.19
21.55
20.78
10.49
12.68
15.42

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Decade Greats, 1970s Hitters


Rank


Player

Best
Season

Total
Points

Points/
Season

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Rusty Staub, OF
Lee Mazzilli, OF
Cleon Jones, OF
John Milner, 1B
Tommie Agee, OF
Wayne Garrett, 3B
Steve Henderson, OF
Ed Kranepool, 1B
Len Randle, IF
Donn Clendenon
John Stearns, C
Dave Kingman, OF
Joel Youngblood
Jerry Grote, C
Rich Hebner
Art Shamsky
Bud Harrelson, SS
Felix Millan, 2B
Ken Singleton
Del Unser
Willie Montanez
Ken Boswell, IF
Bruce Boisclair
Elliott Maddox
Joe Foy

71.76
83.35
73.03
56.94
66.99
58.56
54.82
47.45
58.12
61.86
57.19
52.19
56.68
37.78
50.88
54.39
38.50
32.77
39.40
43.36
41.01
32.91
34.20
33.30
33.38

219.87
177.51
223.74
258.68
156.95
230.75
151.12
235.32
85.31
82.61
149.01
109.78
87.02
160.48
50.88
63.69
153.39
125.96
61.10
52.59
51.47
75.68
65.37
49.00
33.38

54.97
44.38
37.29
36.95
52.32
32.96
50.37
23.53
42.66
41.31
29.80
36.59
29.01
20.06
50.88
31.84
19.17
25.19
30.55
26.30
25.74
15.14
13.07
24.50
33.38

Decade Greats, 1970s Pitchers


Rank


Pitcher

Best
Season

Total
Points

Points/
Season

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8T
8T
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Tom Seaver, SP
Jon Matlack, SP
Jerry Koosman, SP
Tug McGraw, CL
Craig Swan, SP
Skip Lockwood, CL
Kevin Kobel, SP
Bob Apodaca, RP
Gary Gentry
Jim McAndrew
Ray Sadecki, RP
Dan Frisella, RP
Pat Zachry
Mickey Lolich
Nolan Ryan
George Stone
Nino Espinosa
Harry Parker
Tom Hausman
Neil Allen
Pete Falcone
Rick Baldwin
Ken Sanders
Ron Taylor
Ed Glynn

94.45
75.46
58.52
58.52
71.60
38.24
42.43
47.03
40.04
49.07
42.11
38.96
36.99
32.37
33.45
46.75
47.30
26.17
30.84
26.28
24.61
25.12
19.31
19.55
19.78

543.61
305.42
380.91
178.11
159.32
151.64
78.31
118.47
91.50
92.84
138.14
79.15
72.73
32.37
43.50
44.26
51.74
49.12
35.56
26.28
24.61
40.28
31.79
31.37
19.78

67.95
43.63
42.32
35.62
22.76
30.33
39.16
23.69
30.50
23.21
23.02
26.38
24.24
32.37
21.75
14.75
10.35
16.37
17.78
26.28
24.61
13.43
15.90
15.69
19.78

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Decade Greats, 1980s Hitters


Rank


Player

Best
Season

Total
Points

Points/
Season

1
2
3
4
5
6T
6T
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
27

Darryl Strawberry, OF
Keith Hernandez, 1B
Howard Johnson, 3B
Kevin McReynolds, OF
Len Dykstra, OF
Gary Carter, C
Mookie Wilson, OF
George Foster, OF
Wally Backman, 2B
Tim Teufel, IF
Lee Mazzilli, OF
Hubie Brooks, IF
Dave Magadan, 1B
Dave Kingman
Steve Henderson
Joel Youngblood
Ray Knight
Danny Heep
John Stearns, C
Gregg Jefferies
Claudell Washington
Rusty Staub
Kevin Mitchell
Ron Hodges
Mike Jorgensen
Rafael Santana, SS

111.22
83.06
101.98
72.65
67.48
75.99
53.84
54.37
43.49
60.04
69.72
50.14
44.30
40.24
55.99
41.31
54.52
29.65
39.52
40.22
34.49
27.42
41.75
24.54
27.59
22.67

544.93
411.20
300.37
193.51
209.83
188.67
323.85
187.68
202.69
115.15
125.64
119.79
113.03
91.80
55.99
75.38
66.19
89.79
90.64
63.65
34.49
65.84
40.41
64.32
50.06
47.59

77.85
58.74
60.07
64.50
41.97
37.73
32.39
37.54
22.52
28.79
20.94
23.96
28.26
30.60
55.99
25.13
22.06
22.45
18.13
21.22
34.49
13.17
20.21
12.86
12.52
11.90

Decade Greats, 1980s Pitchers


Rank


Pitcher

Best
Season

Total
Points

Points/
Season

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Dwight Gooden, SP
Jesse Orosco, CL
Sid Fernandez, SP
Ron Darling, SP
David Cone, SP
Bob Ojeda, SP
Roger McDowell, CL
Pete Falcone, RP
Pat Zachry
Doug Sisk, RP
Ed Lynch
Terry Leach, RP
Randy Myers
Rick Aguilera
Tom Seaver
Jeff Reardon
Neil Allen
Walt Terrell
Craig Swan
Carlos Diaz
Ray Burris
Tom Hausman
Mark Bomback
Mike Scott
Dyar Miller

107.42
66.59
54.35
58.24
66.83
65.61
45.54
45.77
50.64
45.34
36.19
45.46
39.96
32.24
39.90
42.10
33.98
34.76
49.00
38.25
26.32
24.24
24.77
29.34
19.61

365.16
250.19
243.51
244.00
125.74
151.11
155.25
97.67
93.06
122.12
138.78
120.35
100.56
102.01
39.90
52.64
93.44
70.20
75.71
40.18
26.32
47.51
24.77
34.68
31.15

60.86
35.74
40.59
34.86
41.91
37.78
31.05
32.56
31.02
20.35
19.83
17.19
20.11
20.40
39.90
26.32
23.36
23.40
15.14
20.09
26.32
15.84
24.77
11.56
15.57

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Decade Greats, 1990s Hitters


Rank


Player

Best
Season

Total
Points

Points/
Season

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8T
8T
10
11T
11T
13T
13T
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

John Olerud, 1B
Mike Piazza, C
Edgardo Alfonzo, 3B
Bernard Gilkey, OF
Bobby Bonilla, OF
Howard Johnson, IF
Todd Hundley, C
Lance Johnson, OF
Dave Magadan, 1B
Robin Ventura
Rickey Henderson, OF
Jeff Kent, 2B
Eddie Murray
Kevin McReynolds, OF
Darryl Strawberry, OF
Gregg Jefferies, IF
Rico Brogna
Butch Huskey
Roger Cedeno
Brian McRae
Daryl Boston
Carl Everett
Brett Butler
Vince Coleman
Jose Vizcaino, SS

118.13
92.59
93.03
102.72
76.36
80.71
87.36
84.27
79.90
91.80
84.71
49.55
58.71
65.73
80.82
56.75
58.88
59.12
72.63
68.53
40.30
38.82
47.24
30.13
35.29

304.20
183.74
264.10
167.93
254.21
191.99
268.39
117.40
164.74
91.80
84.71
183.01
110.99
126.79
80.82
101.66
105.38
124.73
72.63
99.46
102.76
85.80
47.24
78.12
77.38

101.40
91.87
52.82
55.98
50.84
48.00
29.82
58.70
54.91
91.80
84.71
36.60
55.50
42.26
80.82
50.83
35.13
24.95
72.63
33.15
34.25
28.60
47.24
26.04
25.79

Decade Greats, 1990s Pitchers


Rank


Pitcher

Best
Season

Total
Points

Points/
Season

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21T
21T
23
24
25

Bret Saberhagen, SP
Rick Reed, SP
Al Leiter, SP
Bobby Jones, SP
Sid Fernandez, SP
David Cone
John Franco, CL
Frank Viola
Dwight Gooden
Mark Clark
Armando Benitez, CL
Masato Yoshii
Dave Mlicki
Turk Wendell, RP
Dennis Cook, RP
Pete Harnisch
Jeff Innis, RP
Orel Hershiser
Greg McMichael
Doug Henry
Jason Isringhausen
Brian Bohanon
Alejandro Pena
Wally Whitehurst
Anthony Young

77.77
75.17
80.87
59.63
60.18
51.95
41.61
68.57
52.86
62.24
55.83
41.81
38.21
36.57
31.34
39.49
29.92
35.16
36.80
29.40
40.12
25.11
22.75
19.05
22.32

188.92
166.60
124.84
241.24
162.98
145.89
302.05
91.17
151.54
90.68
55.83
82.27
101.19
69.57
54.14
64.27
80.07
35.16
50.61
43.62
51.89
43.79
45.32
54.84
54.17

47.23
55.53
62.42
34.46
40.74
48.63
30.20
45.58
30.31
45.34
55.83
41.14
25.30
23.19
27.07
21.42
20.02
35.16
16.87
21.81
12.97
21.90
22.66
18.28
18.06

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Decade Greats, 2000s Hitters


Rank


Player

Best
Season

Total
Points

Points/
Season

1
2
3
4T
4T
6T
6T
8
9
10
11
12
13
14T
14T
16
17
18
19T
19T
21
22
23
24
25

David Wright, 3B
Carlos Beltran, OF
Mike Piazza, C
Edgardo Alfonzo, 2B
Carlos Delgado, 1B
Cliff Floyd, OF
Jose Reyes, SS
Todd Zeile, 1B
Mike Cameron, OF
Robin Ventura, IF
Benny Agbayani, OF
Paul Lo Duca, C
Luis Castillo, IF
Fernando Tatis, OF
Ty Wigginton
Jay Payton, OF
Derek Bell
Mo Vaughn
Shawn Green
Jeromy Burnitz
Moises Alou
Roger Cedeno
Timo Perez
Jason Phillips
Desi Relaford

118.93
108.26
105.39
107.65
87.39
79.68
83.62
66.43
60.25
54.90
59.83
55.63
52.76
42.87
42.09
47.93
56.19
60.55
55.15
39.46
59.84
34.38
45.72
55.28
44.56

527.15
398.93
423.56
227.06
245.06
236.20
340.92
140.81
104.70
107.85
93.04
88.75
103.78
82.44
102.14
97.67
56.19
66.42
67.58
70.76
65.53
68.22
78.52
75.44
44.56

87.86
79.79
70.59
75.69
61.27
59.05
48.70
46.94
52.35
53.92
46.52
44.38
34.59
41.22
34.05
32.56
56.19
33.21
33.79
35.38
32.76
34.11
19.63
18.86
44.56

Decade Greats, 2000s Pitchers


Rank


Pitcher

Best
Season

Total
Points

Points/
Season

1
2
3
4
5
6T
6T
8
9T
9T
11
12T
12T
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Al Leiter, SP
Johan Santana, SP
Tom Glavine, SP
Armando Benitez, CL
Steve Trachsel, SP
Pedro Martinez, SP
Billy Wagner, CL
Mike Hampton
Rick Reed
John Maine
Orlando Hernandez
Glendon Rusch
Jae Seo
Kevin Appier
Oliver Perez
Braden Looper, RP
Aaron Heilman, RP
Pedro Feliciano, RP
David Weathers
Kris Benson
Mike Pelfrey
Francisco Rodriguez
Turk Wendell
Darren Oliver
Duaner Sanchez

76.17
92.05
56.68
55.48
56.49
79.08
54.01
75.98
51.07
51.53
50.73
51.91
53.74
56.15
57.65
48.21
41.16
32.53
36.33
36.91
50.67
35.29
30.99
30.59
26.50

297.24
159.08
228.71
168.56
212.19
127.93
137.64
75.98
99.26
136.34
83.34
76.08
109.40
56.15
83.43
72.02
107.99
114.09
71.65
52.05
72.48
35.29
48.10
30.59
40.45

59.45
79.54
45.74
42.14
35.36
31.98
34.41
75.98
49.63
34.09
41.67
38.04
27.35
56.15
20.86
36.01
18.00
16.30
23.88
26.03
18.12
35.29
24.05
30.59
20.23

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Notes on the calculations used:

1. The points are tabulated on the basis of the combination of the old Rounding Third calculation melded with Linear Weights, which is described elsewhere on this website. For ranking purposes, the columns are weighted as follows: three parts Best Season, five parts Total Points, and two parts Points per Season. These rankings are completely arbitrary on my part and are open to argument, but of course, all "top so-and-so" rankings are open to argument. If you wish to use a different methodology, I encourage you to do so, and publish your results on your own website. The more the merrier!