When Buddy Baumann wore number 77 in his brief stint with the Mets last week, he became just the fourth player in team history to wear that high of a number. Two others—Tomas Nido last year and D.J. Carrasco—also wore 77, while another former Met wore number 99. This week, we’re starting a Mind Boggler series asking you to match long-tenured Mets to their uniform numbers, starting with numbers 0-9. (The series will last much fewer than 10 weeks, however, as all of the high numbers will be combined.)
To qualify for this list, position players need to have played at least 400 games for the Mets. Pitchers, on the other hand, need to have made at least 100 starts or 200 relief appearances for the team. Moreover, players need to have met those benchmarks while wearing the uniform number identified here. In other words, a position player who played 50 games while wearing number 2 and 450 while wearing number 8 will be listed as number 8. Finally, players are listed alongside their primary position, which is the one at which they played the most games with the Mets while wearing the uniform number associated with them.
You’ll have six minutes for this quiz. Good luck, and remember to post your time and score in the comments!