San Diego went with the matching helmet, New York’s helmet has remained unchanged since 1989 so they kept the modern lid.
In a nice touch, the New York Mets kept their Gary Carter memorial patch on their retro jersey; Carter – who died this past February – played for the 1989 Mets which ended up being his final season with the ballclub.
First up, a side-by-side to compare how well the uniforms look from a historical point of view:
As you can see, both the Padres and Mets did well to match up with the original uniforms.
Both teams uniforms had Majestic logos on the sleeves but no MLB logos on the back collar. San Diego’s caps had an odd coloured MLB logo on the back of their caps, you’ll see a good shot of it in the photo stream below:
The San Diego Padres are planning one more throwback game to be played in September during which they will be wearing their late 1990s navy blue and orange look.
Which begs the following question for our poll: