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.