This season will mark the 30th anniversary of the New York Mets’ famous run to the 1986 World Series title, and the team will be marking the occasion by breaking out the uniforms that they wore for that season. That’s right: The racing stripes will be coming back, and not just on a single occasion, either.
The Mets will be wearing the jerseys on a weekend series that will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their most recent World Series victory, and that won’t be the only time they’ll be wearing them as well. ESPN Mets writer Adam Rubin is reporting on Twitter that the team will be wearing the unis on multiple occasions this season.
Get ready to see a lot more of the old-school racing stripes. The last time the Mets broke out these uniforms was actually 10 years ago, when they celebrated the 20th anniversary of that great season. It was nice to see that the Mets really went for authenticity by even adding the sleeve patch that the ’86 team wore back then (or at least one that is extremely similar), so if they continue to pay attention to detail then this could turn out to be a nice change of pace look for the Mets this season.
So, who here is happy to see the racing stripes make their return to the Mets’ uniform rotation?