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33. John Stearns

Photograph By AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky

After the '74 season, the Mets got Stearns in a deal that sent Tug McGraw to Philly. Stearns went on to make four All-Star teams and endeared himself to Mets fans for his toughness. He also broke the NL record for stolen bases by a catcher with 25 in '78.