In their 49 years of existence, the Mets have had trouble filling some positions: They never really boasted an outstanding shortstop before Jose Reyes, and David Wright became the best third baseman in team history the moment he eclipsed Howard Johnson– which, truthfully, wasn’t that hard.

One thing the Mets have rarely lacked, however, is a quality man behind the plate.  They’ve been unusually blessed in that regard, in fact.  Starting with Jerry Grote in the 1960’s, they’ve had at least one solid performer behind the plate in every decade, and some of those have been among the all-time greats.  In this article, we’ll look back at the ten most outstanding catching seasons in New York Mets history.

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