The irreplaceable Baseball-Reference keeps track of the most viewed player and team pages since the site's launch in 2000, linked here. The top 200 are listed. Some big names top the list ( , , Babe Ruth), as do some famous teams (1998 , 2004 , 2001 ). Where do players and teams rank?
First, the most popular players:
- There you have it, > Tom Seaver
- and several other saber lightning rods appear ( , , Andre Dawson).
, and are among a crew of players on the list who made their MLB debut in 2010. I'm not sure what that's about.
- is the most surprising player in the top ten.
Now, the most popular Mets teams:
Nothing really stands out here -- the notable seasons in Mets history are present. Maybe 1998 and 2001 are a little surprising. The 1986 Mets are the highest ranked non-Yankees squad. Carry on with your Saturday evening.