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New York Mets: Five Most Under-Appreciated Players In Team History

4) Tommy Agee

There weren’t many outfielders that could patrol center field with more grace than Tommy Agee. Add in some power and good speed, and you have a darn solid ballplayer.

Agee only spent five seasons in Flushing, but was a major player on the 1969 World Series team. His defense in the World Series swung momentum in games, while his three homers and three steals in the postseason made his power/speed combination so useful.

Agee’s defense didn’t go unnoticed, capturing a gold glove in 1970. He also posted two 5+ WAR seasons from 1969-70. Whether you’re a Saber-metrcian or not, there was little question that Agee could play.

He’s nowhere close to being a Hall of Famer, but his impact in crucial games were paramount to the New York Mets capturing their first championship.


Many of the teams he was on were lauded for their pitching, but Agee deserves praise for his all around game.