Mets’ Hall of Fame & Museum opens in New York

The New York Mets’ Hall of Fame & Museum, highlighting the team’s nearly five-decade history, officially opened today at Citi Field.

The 3,700 square-foot museum, located next to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, features a number of exhibits, photos and videos from the Mets’ 48-year history. The museum, on the first base side of Citi Field, is open to fans with game tickets.

“The Mets Hall of Fame & Museum honors the greatest players and greatest events in our history,” Dave Howard, executive vice president, business operations, for the New York Mets, said in a news release. “The museum connects generations of fans to the moments they cherish and reflects our ongoing commitment to celebrate our heritage and history at Citi Field.”

Some notable artifacts include a Casey Stengel jersey from 1962, Tom Seaver’s 1969 Cy Young Award and the 1986 Game 6 World Series ball that Mookie Wilson hit and “trickled” through the legs of Boston Red Sox’s first baseman Bill Bucker. The museum also features an exhibit about Mr. Met and the “Ring of Champions” display dedicated to the Mets’ 1969 and 1986 World Champion teams.

The Mets Hall of Fame includes 21 members. The Mets started play as an expansion team in 1962.

IF YOU GO: From Atlanta, New York is easily accessible, making it a great vacation destination. There are more than a dozen direct flights daily between Hartsfield-Jackson and New York (Newark Liberty, JFK and LaGuardia).

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