I don’t want to set outsized expectations, but a good season from new outfielder Curtis Granderson just might eclipse the career home run totals of the Mets’ all-time leader in among those who’ve worn No. 3. Carl Everett racked up 27 home runs over his three seasons in Mets No. 3 jersey. And an OK season would match the eight-year career home run output of Vance Wilson, No. 3’s second-most prolific home run hitter.
It’s not unimaginable that Bud Harrelson’s 242 career RBI could be in jeopardy after a few seasons, though his totals for Games and at-bats as a No. 3 may never be challenged. Take a look at the career totals here.