MLB, New York Mets

11 players you totally forgot played for the Mets

The Mets will soon have six retired numbers. They should consider these guys to join.

The Mets have been well-known to sign borderline Hall of Famers at the tail end of their careers — most recently Adrian Gonzalez and Jose Bautista.

They also have been known to let great players like Justin Turner slip through the cracks.

This list has a little bit of both of those. Check out the 11 players you totally forgot played for the Mets.

NEW YORK – MAY 06: Chan Ho Park #61 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the New York Mets at Citi Field on May 6, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Chan Ho Park

We literally could not find a picture of Park in a Met uniform. So we chose the next best thing: any picture of him at Citi Field.

Park, of course, is best known for his nine years as a Los Angeles Dodger and trying a roundhouse kick in a brawl against the Angels.

But his No. 61 should be right up there with the other all-time Met greats. Kidding.

Park signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Mets in February of 2007. But his spring training was so bad that he was sent to Triple-A instead of the Opening Day roster.

On April 30, he was called up to start in place of Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez – who barely missed the cut on this list.

He allowed seven earned runs in four innings.

And that was his New York Mets career.

Park played in a grand total of one game for the Mets and finished with a 15.75 ERA and a 2.0 WHIP for the club. He did average a strikeout per inning, however.

He was sent right back down to Triple-A a couple days later, and a month later, he was designated for assignment.

Park spent another year in New York, playing for the Yankees in 2010. He made the forgotten Yankee list, too.

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