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26. Ed Kranepool

Photograph By AP Photo/Drew

The real-life Mr. Met, Kranepool joined the Mets at age 17 in 1962. He played his entire 18-year career in orange and blue, mostly as a first baseman, part-time outfielder and ace pinch hitter. His 1,853 games played are a franchise record (by far).