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04/01/2010 1:41 PM ET
Mets Hall of Fame & Museum opens this Monday, April 5, Opening Day at Citi Field
Highlights Include Mets Hall of Fame Plaques, 1969 and 1986 World Series Championship Trophies, Memorabilia On Loan From Former Mets, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
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FLUSHING, N.Y., March 31, 2010 - The New York Mets today announced the Mets Hall of Fame & Museum will open this Monday, April 5 - Opening Day - at Citi Field. Fans with tickets to the 1:10 p.m. game against the Florida Marlins will be able to access the museum when gates open at 10:40 a.m.

The Mets Hall of Fame & Museum recognizes the greatest moments in club history and honors those who have left an indelible mark on the organization. The museum features significant artifacts, interactive exhibits, videos and photographic imagery, recognizing the unforgettable plays and players that have defined the Mets' 48-year history.

Highlights include plaques honoring the 21 members of the Mets Hall of Fame (with the Class of 2010 to be installed Sunday, August 1), the 1969 and 1986 World Series Championship trophies, and memorabilia on loan from Mets greats including: Tom Seaver's 1969 Cy Young Award and Keith Hernandez's 1987 Gold Glove Award. The ball Mookie Wilson hit in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series that brought Ray Knight home with the winning run - voted by fans as the most memorable moment in Shea Stadium history - will also be on display courtesy of the Seth Swirsky Collection.

The Mets Hall of Fame & Museum features more than a dozen artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. including the ball used in the first play at Shea Stadium, Tommie Agee's glove from the 1969 World Series and the ball Tom Seaver threw to Mike Piazza for the ceremonial first pitch to open Citi Field. Numerous private collectors have also loaned memorabilia for display at the Mets Hall of Fame & Museum.

Exhibits chronicle all facets of Mets history including the creation of the franchise, the work of broadcasting legends Ralph Kiner, Bob Murphy and Lindsey Nelson, and the championship seasons of 1969 and 1986. Major League Baseball Productions created custom videos of those memorable seasons for display at the museum.

"The Mets Hall of Fame & Museum honors the greatest players and greatest events in our history," said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, New York Mets. "The museum connects generations of fans to the moments they cherish and reflects our ongoing commitment to celebrate our heritage and history at Citi Field."

Season Ticket and Plan Holders will have an exclusive first-look at the Mets Hall of Fame & Museum during the team's workout day Sunday, April 4, starting at 9:30 a.m. The Mets will announce access to the museum on non-game days along with tour information in the coming weeks.

The Mets collaborated on the 3,700 square-foot museum with curators at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, internationally acclaimed designers at Populous, and exhibit producers at 1220 Exhibits Inc. The Mets Hall of Fame & Museum, adjacent to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda on the first base side of Citi Field, will be accessible through the Rotunda on game days to all fans holding tickets.

A limited number of Opening Day tickets are available through the purchase of Season Tickets and Plans by phone at (718) 507-TIXX and by visiting Mets.com and LosMets.com.

Exhibits

Ring of Champions
Focuses on the Mets World Series Championships in 1969 and 1986 and includes the World Series trophies.

Mets Hall of Fame
The 21 members of the Mets Hall of Fame are honored with classic bronze plaques. The Class of 2010 will be inducted Sunday, August 1.

The Mets Story/Defining Moments Display
This video narrated by broadcaster Gary Cohen takes fans on a journey from the early seasons at the Polo Grounds to Citi Field, highlighting memorable players and unforgettable moments. The Defining Moments display features World Series rings and press pins, as well as ticket stubs and game-used balls.

Mr. Met
This exhibit features an original Mr. Met head and a host of fun facts about the origin and continued popularity of baseball's first live-action mascot.

Put It in the Books
Players who set Mets records and rank among the club's all-time statistical leaders are recognized with artifacts from their achievements.

Tom Seaver
A tribute to the first Mets player inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Birth of a Franchise
Chronicles the early history of the franchise, from its creation to the first years under the watch of manager Casey Stengel.

Broadcast Legends
Honors original Mets Ralph Kiner, Bob Murphy and Lindsey Nelson, while also recognizing current Mets broadcasters.

Stadiums
This tribute to the Mets' homes includes a game-used ball from the Polo Grounds, first game program from Shea Stadium, and a ticket from the first game at Citi Field.

Mets Uniform History
From Casey Stengel's 1962 original ensemble to Johan Santana's 2008 home jersey, this exhibit displays classic uniforms representing the different eras of Mets baseball.

List of Selected Artifacts
ArtifactExhibitOn Loan From
Tom Seaver's 1967 Rookie of the Year AwardTom SeaverTom Seaver
Tom Seaver's 1969 Cy Young AwardTom SeaverTom Seaver
Bob Murphy's Ford C. Frick AwardBroadcast LegendsJoye Murphy
Ralph Kiner's Emmy AwardBroadcast LegendsRalph Kiner
First ball put in play from first game at Shea StadiumStadiumsBaseball HOF
Ball from last out at Polo GroundsStadiumsBaseball HOF
Casey Stengel jersey from 1962Uniform HistoryBaseball HOF
David Cone jersey from 19-strikeout game in 1991Uniform HistoryBaseball HOF
Al Leiter jersey from 2000 World SeriesUniform HistoryBaseball HOF
Casey Stengel's blazer from 1962Mets GalleryBaseball HOF
Tommie Agee's glove from 1969 World SeriesMets GalleryBaseball HOF
Rusty Staub's bat used to get 8 straight pinch hitsMets GalleryBaseball HOF
Benny Agbayani's bat used in 2000 World SeriesMets GalleryBaseball HOF
Robin Ventura's bats from 2 grand slams in doubleheaderMets GalleryBaseball HOF
Mike Piazza's helmet from 2000 World SeriesMets GalleryBaseball HOF
John Franco's FDNY hatMets GalleryBaseball HOF
Keith Hernandez's 1987 Gold Glove AwardMets GalleryK. Hernandez
1986 Game 6 World Series ballDefining MomentsSeth Swirsky
1969 World Series ringDefining MomentsBud Harrelson
1969 World Series press pinsDefining MomentsBaseball HOF
1973 World Series press pinsDefining MomentsBaseball HOF
Tom Seaver-Mike Piazza Citi Field ceremonial first pitchDefining MomentsBaseball HOF
Tom Seaver's cap from 19-strikeout gameDefining MomentsBaseball HOF
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