New York Mets

From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection containing tens of thousands of artifacts, our curators have created each team’s Starting Nine by hand-picking nine must-see pieces for each of the 30 MLB teams. This limited-time list is the perfect introduction to the Museum for every New York Mets fan.

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Tommie Agee: World Series Glove

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In Game Three of the 1969 Fall Classic, Mets center fielder Tommie Agee used this glove to make a pair of run-saving catches. Along with his lead-off homer in the bottom of the first, Agee helped secure victory as the “Miracle Mets” rolled to their first World Championship title.

Pete Alonso: Rookie Batting Gloves

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Donning these batting gloves in the bottom of the third inning on September 28, 2019, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso smashed his 53rd homer of the season, breaking the single-season rookie record previously held by Aaron Judge. Alonso went on to earn NL Rookie of the Year honors.

Dwight Gooden: Rookie Jersey

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Dwight Gooden wore this Mets jersey in 1984, when he set a modern-day rookie record with 276 strikeouts and won National League Rookie of the Year honors. The next season, “Doc” earned pitching’s Triple Crown, winning 24 games, striking out 268 batters, and posting a 1.53 earned run average.

Ray Knight: 1986 World Series Helmet

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Just two days after jubilantly scoring the winning run in Game Six of the 1986 World Series, New York’s Ray Knight wore this helmet in Game Seven when he hit a seventh-inning solo home run to break a 3-3 tie and give the Mets a lead over the Red Sox that they would not relinquish.

Pedro Martínez: 3,000th K Jersey

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Wearing this Mets jersey on September 3, 2007, Pedro Martínez struck out Cincinnati’s Aaron Harang to become just the 15th hurler to log 3,000 career strikeouts. The game was his first of the 2007 season, and his first since undergoing shoulder surgery in October of 2006.

Johan Santana: No-hitter ball

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The Mets played their first 8,019 regular season games without pitching a no-hitter. But on June 1, 2012, Johan Santana held the visiting St. Louis Cardinals hitless and registered the first “no-no” in franchise history. This ball comes from that momentous game.

Tom Seaver: 19-Strikeout Game Cap

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On April 22, 1970, Mets pitcher Tom Seaver wore this cap and wore out Padres batters, striking out a then-record 19 batters in the game and whiffing a still-standing record of 10 straight opponents to end the contest.

Meet the Mets Record Sleeve

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“Meet the Mets, Meet the Mets, Step right up and greet the Mets.” In 1963, one year after the Mets made their big league debut, the club’s official song, “Meet the Mets,” hit the airwaves. This original record sleeve features another icon of the club, their longtime mascot “Mr. Met.”

David Wright: Final Game Helmet

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No one collected more hits or more walks with the Mets than the club’s beloved third baseman, David Wright. He wore this helmet when he reached base for a club-record 2,584th and final time, a first-inning walk in his big league finale, September 29, 2018.

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