Jackie Robinson In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American man to play in the Major Leagues.
Number retired throughout baseball in 1997.
Played for Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947-56.
From his Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque:
"Leading NL batter in 1949. Holds fielding mark for second baseman playing in 150 or more games with .992. Led NL in stolen bases in 1947 and 1949. Most Valuable Player in 1949. Lifetime batting average .311. Joint record holder for most double plays by second baseman, 137 in 1951. Led second basemen in double plays 1949-50-51-52."
Tom Seaver Tom Seaver is the only Met player to have his number retired. No. 41 was retired in a tribute at Shea Stadium on June 24, 1988.
Won 311 games over 20 seasons.
Rookie of the Year in 1967
Three-time Cy Young Award winner (1969, '73, '75)
Seaver was elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.
From his Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque
Franchise power pitcher who transformed Mets from lovable losers into formidable foes. Won 311 games over 20 seasons. Set N.L. career record for strikeouts by RHP (3,272) and modern record for lowest ERA (2.73). Whiffed 200 or more N.L. record 10 times (19 in a single game). N.L. Rookie of the Year, 1967 and 3-time Cy Young awardee. No-hit Cards in 1978.
Gil Hodges Gil Hodges' No. 14 was retired on June 9, 1973.
Managed the 1969 Miracle Mets to the World Championship in just his second season.
Third-winningest manager in Mets history.
Guided the Mets from 1968-1971 (339-309).
Hit the club's first home run off Larry Jackson on April 11, 1962 at St. Louis.