The New York Mets will give a shout out to early 20th century New York baseball when they don and then sell some special jerseys.
No, John McGraw is not coming back to manage.
The New York Mets will honor their National League heritage by wearing throwback uniforms inspired by the turn of the century New York Giants uniforms when they play the San Francisco Giants this weekend at Citi Field.
The cream-colored jerseys feature an oversized blue "NY" on the front, blue and orange piping on the sleeves and a Mr. Met patch on the right sleeve.
Mets Amazin’ Memorabilia will auction off the jerseys to benefit the Mets Foundation on www.mets.com/gameused.
In addition, the Mets have begun installation of photographic imagery of famous players and historic moments in team history on the Field and Promenade Levels as well as the display of team championship banners on the left field wall.
The Mets were created after the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants left for California following the 1957 season. Major League Baseball granted New York a National League franchise in 1960, and the Mets played their first two seasons in 1962 and 1963 at the Polo Grounds – the former home of the Giants.