Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives. As such, it is news to us that the New York Mets will be inducting will be inducting Jon Matlack, Ron Darling, Edgardo Alfonzo and Al Jackson into their franchise Hall of Fame.
Appearing for a handful of games in 1971, Matlack was named the 1972 Rookie of the Year and he would go to three consecutive All-Star Games (1974 to 1976). With the Mets, he appeared in 203 Games with a record of 82-81 with 1,023 Strikeouts.
From Hawaii, Darling was an All-Star in 1985, and was a member of the Mets 1986 World Series Championship Team. He would have six straight 12 Win seasons, all of which would not see him lose in double digit figures. Darling would have a 99-70 record with 1,148 Strikeouts for the Mets.
Alfonso played for New York from 1995 to 2002, and he was an All-Star in 2000. The Infielder would have 1,136 Hits for the team with 120 Home Runs.
Jackson was an original Met who would have a 43-80 record as a Pitcher. He enters as a contributor who served the club for decades as a coach, minor league coach, minor league pitching coordinator and front office advisor.
This quartet brings the Mets Hall of Fame membership to 30.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the soon to be new members of the Mets Hall of Fame for earning this honor.