According to MLB, an extra-base hit is defined as any hit that is not a single, meaning doubles, triples, and home runs are all considered extra-base hits.
Earlier I looked at who had the most hits for the Mets. I also saw who had the most doubles and triples. So let’s combine those last two with home runs to see who tops the Mets extra-base hit leader board.
Most Extra-Base Hits in a Season
|Mets Player||Year||Extra-Base Hits|
Pete Alonso has the most extra-base hits in a season with 85 in 2019. The Mets NL Rookie of the Year hit 53 home runs, 30 doubles, and 2 triples. His 53 home runs set a new MLB record for a rookie.
In 2006 Carlos Beltran hit 41 home runs, 38 doubles and 1 triple. He also stole 18 bases and won a Gold Glove for his center field defense. What a shame that Mets fans last memory of that year is him taking a called third strike from Adam Wainwright for the last out of Game 7 of the NLCS.
Related: Why Alonso’s dog is named Brodie.
So other than Alonso, the single-season extra-base list is mostly guys with power and speed. The speed helps turn what would’ve been singles into doubles. What about the all-time Mets extra-base list?
Most Extra-Base Hits in History
|Mets Player||Career Extra-Base Hits|
David Wright has the most extra-base hits in New York Mets franchise history. Wright had 658 extra-base hits in his 14 years with the Mets. He hit 242 home runs, 390 doubles, and 26 triples.
Related: David Wright’s net worth is amazing!
Jose Reyes is a distant second to Wright in extra-base hits for the Mets. Over his combined 12 years with the team, Reyes hit 108 home runs, 272 doubles, and 113 triples. Though over his entire 16 years in the big leagues, he had 663 extra-base hits. Reyes does have the most triples in Mets history.
A lot of Reyes’ triples would’ve been just doubles for others. Plenty of his doubles would have been singles for other players too. So Jose is a good example of how extra-base hits reflect speed as well as power. Other than Straw, HoJo, and Beltran, most of the rest of the players on the all-time list are known more for their power than speed.