Pete Alonso
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New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and right-hander Marcus Stroman want the organization to bring the old black uniforms back.

Remember the black uniforms the New York Mets used to wear? Seeing those remind fans of the 2006 team that went to the National League Championship Series.

They bring back memories of the ballclubs that featured Mike PiazzaDavid Wright, Pedro Martínez, as well as Carlos Beltrán, the latter of whom is back in a managerial role.

The Mets ditched those black jersey and black cap-based uniforms after the 2011 season, but could they be making a return?

Hopefully yes, as first baseman Pete Alonso and right-hander Marcus Stroman both recently expressed their desire for the comeback on Twitter.


The Mets began wearing the uniforms in 1998 for just home games. They then added them for games outside of Queens in 1999. New York ditched them due to the fact that they wanted to revert to a more classic look.

There’s only a small chance they would return for the upcoming 2020 season. This is due to the fact that it’s kind of late for the Mets to receive approval from the league. Therefore, the earliest point that fans could see the black uniforms would be the 2021 season.

Regardless of what uniforms are worn, Stroman, Alonso, and the Mets are heading into the 2020 season looking to build upon their late-season surge from 2019. They finished 86-76 after finding themselves 11 games under-.500 at one point.

New York will be looking to take that extra step and make the postseason for the first time since 2016, this time with a new manager.

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