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Mets to wear throwback uniforms against Rockies

A side-by-side photo of the Colorado Rockies' throwback

A side-by-side photo of the Colorado Rockies' throwback jersey, left, and the Mets' throwback jersey. The teams will wear these jerseys for their "Turn Back the Clock" game April 16 at Coors Field. Credit: @Rockies

MINNEAPOLIS -- Aside from a few tweaks over the years, the script on the Mets' home uniforms have remained generally unchanged since 1962, the franchise's inaugural season.

However, there was a two-year period in which the home "Mets" underwent a relatively significant change -- the addition of a tail under the lettering.

The Mets will wear those distinctive uniforms on Tuesday against the Rockies, who are turning back the clock to their inaugural season in 1993.

The Mets hosted the Rockies 20 years ago for the first-ever game in franchise history, which is why the Rockies will wear their old road grays while the Mets will wear home whites even though the game is being played at Coors Field.

The Mets only wore the uniforms in 1993 and 1994 before returning to a more traditional script in 1995. Meanwhile, the Rockies' road uniforms featured the word "Rockies" until the club changed it to "Colorado" beginning in the 2000 season.

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