The Mets donned cream-colored uniforms with large blue "NY" lettering and a Mr. Met sleeve patch Friday night to honor the team's National League roots.
The team will sport the throwback jerseys, which pay homage to the New York Giants, for the entire series against the San Francisco Giants. The Giants began playing in New York in 1883 as the Gothams and moved to San Francisco after the 1957 season. When the Mets were born in 1962, the team's color scheme was modeled after the Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers.
The jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit the Mets foundation after the series concludes.