Friday, April 1, 2022

Mets Museum To Honor Amazin's 60th Anniversary

An original Mets program on the left and this year's Media Guide featuring Jacob deGrom (l.) and Max Scherzer. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Mets held their "New in 2022 at Citi Field" event on Thursday afternoon, and one of the highlights of the tour around the ballpark was the Mets Hall of Fame & Museum, and the new exhibit for the team's 60th anniversary.

Some of the artifacts fans will find when they visit the beautiful Museum are Gil Hodges' jersey from the Mets' inaugural season, Mookie Wilson's cleats from Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, when he got the winning hit to beat the Boston Red Sox, and the pitching rubber from Johan Santana's 2012 no-hitter. 

The original Mr. Met is standing guard. Photo by Jason Schott.

There also are new cases that include drawers to better display two-dimensional materials, such as a Time magazine with Dwight Gooden on the cover, a program from the 1986 National League Championship Series, and a scouting report on Darryl Strawberry.

It is easy to find Mets Hall of Fame & Museum, which is located to the right of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, on the first base side, and as you enter you will be greeted by Mets highlight videos and to the left, plaques of members of the Mets Hall of Fame. 

Mets Hall of Fame plaques with a beautiful mural above. Photos by Jason Schott.

A display of artifacts from the Mets 2015 National League championship team.

Pennants and pictures adorn the surroundings of the Museum.

Murals of Ralph Kiner and Rusty Staub above the Hall of Fame plaques.

The video that greets you as you enter the Mets Museum.

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