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Alomar, Mets linked to Cooperstown

All the votes are in, the counting has taken place and second baseman Roberto Alomar is expected to gain election to the Hall of Fame in his second year of eligibility when the results are announced on Wednesday.

Alomar will become the 11th Hall of Famer to have played for the Mets, though his .265 average in 853 at-bats in the 2002-2003 seasons did not bolster his credentials. Alomar compiled most of his Hall of Fame statistics with the Blue Jays and hopes to enter Cooperstown with Toronto executive Pat Gillick.

The only player in the Hall with a Mets cap?   Tom Seaver, of course.

A look at the Hall of Famers associated with the Mets:

Richie Ashburn (1962): Ashburn was an original Met, who hit .306 in his only season with the team. He was the first batter in Mets’ history and their first All-Star. He made the Hall for the Phillies.

Duke Snider (1963): The early Mets had former Dodgers and Snider fit the bill. He hit 14 home runs in his only season. He, of course, entered the Hall as a Dodger.

Warren Spahn (1965): The greatest lefthander of all time, the Braves’ Hall of Famer was 4-12 as a Met.

Yogi Berra (1965): Yogi got two hits in nine at-bats before retiring. Obviously, he represents the Yankees in the Hall.  

Nolan Ryan (1966-1971): Ryan was 29-38 when the Mets gave up on him, getting a past his prime Jim Fregosi in return.  Seven no-hitters and 5,714 strikeouts later, Ryan went into the Hall as a member of the Texas Rangers.

Tom Seaver (1967-1977,1983) Seaver holds the franchise record with 198 victories. He also gained the highest percentage of votes [98.84] in electon history.  

Willie Mays (1972-1973): The Giants’ Hall of Famer spent the last two years of his career with the Mets.

Gary Carter (1985-1989): Carter wanted to enter the Hall as a Met, but under new rules was given an Expos’ cap.

Eddie Murray (1992-1993):  Murray played two years with the Mets, but is best known as the first baseman for the Orioles.

Rickey Henderson (1999-2000) Henderson appeared in 152 games for the Mets. He made the Hall as a member of the Oakland A’s.  




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