Over the course of the Mets’ existence as a franchise, the team hasn’t really been known for power hitting, generally speaking. Since the team’s inception in 1962, the Mets have hit 7,671 home runs, the 18th-highest total in Major League Baseball—with several far younger franchises trailing them. On a per-season basis, the Mets have averaged 132 home runs per year, well behind the likes of the league-leading Yankees, who have hit 9,920 since the start of the ‘62 season for an average of 171.
But that doesn’t mean the Mets haven’t had power hitters. From the earliest power hitters to the rookie first baseman who shattered the franchise record for home runs in a single season and broke the major league record for home runs hit as a rookie, there have been some real power hitters to wear the orange and blue. And like any franchise, the Mets have seen some single-season wonders in the home run department, which makes this fun. So can you name all of the Mets to hit 25 or more home runs in a single season?
You’ll have five minutes for this quiz, and as per usual, last name-only answers work. Good luck, and when you’re done, remember to come back here to post your time and score in the comments! And hat tip to the Baseball-Reference Play Index, the source for this data and the vast majority of the data used in this series over the years.