Remembering the ’62 Mets 

In 1957, the face of New York baseball was forever changed when the Giants and Dodgers abandoned the city for California.

In 1962, National League baseball returned to New York with the birth of the Mets.

To honor the city’s two previous National League teams, the Mets chose as their colors — the blue of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the orange of the New York Giants. They also added pinstripes at home as a nod to the crosstown New York Yankees.

The Mets’ cap was a solid blue like the ones worn by the Dodgers, but with an orange interlocking NY based on the former logo of the Giants.

The script used by the Mets on their home uniform was based on the one that had been used by the Dodgers while the lettering on the away uniform was styled on the one that had been worn by the Giants. The back of each jersey had the player’s number written in an eight-inch block style. This printing was all done in blue with an orange outline.

The pants were either white or gray to match the shirt of the day, with blue piping down the side and a blue belt. The uniform was completed with blue stirrups worn over white sanitary hose. Add a pair of spikes, grab a glove, and you were ready to play ball for the Mets in 1962.

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Thomas Yorke
Thomas Yorke was born and raised in New Jersey. He is a lifetime New York Mets fan with roots that go all the way back to their Amazing beginnings in 1962. His philosophy is to cherish our past, as it helps make us who we are today. This is particularly true of Mets fans. It's OK to love both Noah Syndergaard, and Marvelous Marv Throneberry. He has published multiple children’s books and several coming-of-age young adult fiction novellas. They are available from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle at www.amazon.com/author/thomasyorke.
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