By the time Howard Johnson became a full time player for the New York Mets he had already won a World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1984 and was in a platoon role for the Mets World Series win in 1986. Johnson would not win a third World Series Championship, but he would become an excellent player for the Mets, becoming a 30-30 player in 1987.
That was just the beginning. “HoJo” would become an All Star and Silver Slugger twice. Johnson would win the Home Run Title in 1991 and finish 5th in MVP voting, a feat he also did in ’89.
Following that run, Howard Johnson would go in to a steep decline, but his overall totals of 997 Hits, 192 Home Runs and 202 Stolen Bases warrant this high spot on our all-time New York Mets list.