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Mets to honor 1986 World Series team on Memorial Day weekend

Mets 1st baseman Keith Hernandez and catcher Gary

Mets 1st baseman Keith Hernandez and catcher Gary Carter hold the World Series trophy on the steps of City Hall. (October 28, 1986) Credit: Chris Hatch

The Mets will honor the 30th anniversary of the storied 1986 World Series championship team on the weekend of May 27-29, the team announced on Monday.

The on-field ceremony honoring the Mets’ last World Series title-winning team will take place on May 28 before the scheduled 7:15 p.m. game against the Dodgers.

All three Memorial Day weekend games will be played at night, with “Family Sunday” on May 29 having already been selected by ESPN for an 8 p.m. start.

“The 1986 Mets made an indelible mark on the baseball and New York sports scene, capturing the hearts of fans like few other teams,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said in a statement. “This 30th anniversary celebration provides our fans a way to reconnect their excitement to the historic achievements of 1986.”

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