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YANKEE STADIUM INAUGURAL SEASON BALL
New York City’s baseball clubs opened the 2009 season with brand-new ballparks: Citi Field and Yankee Stadium. Like the Mets, the New York Yankees issued commemorative baseballs to celebrate their new ...
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GETTING STARTED AT CITI FIELD
The first regular season game at Citi Field was full of action, including a David Wright home run for the first Mets dinger in the ballpark. This ball was used in the inaugural game, as Mets battled t ...
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WRIGHT JERSEY FROM 1ST CITI FIELD HOMER
David Wright wore this jersey as he made history at Citi Field, becoming both the first Met to record a hit and the first Met to record a home run at the ballpark. He notched a double in the 1st innin ...
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ONE IN THE WIN COLUMN
Citi Field saw its first Mets win in a 7-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. The Mets broke out with a four-run inning in the 7th, and Carlos Delgado hit a home run in the 8th to truly put the game o ...
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METS PUB FOR INAUGURAL SERIES AT CITI FIELD
Before Citi Field opened for the 2009 regular season, the Mets first played at the ballpark in a two-game exhibition series against the Boston Red Sox. The Mets split the series, winning the first gam ...
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A GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the 1969 World Series title, members of the Miracle Mets team attended a pregame ceremony at Citi Field. It was the inaugural year at the new ballpark.
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TOUGH SUMMER MATCHUP IN ATLANTA
Oliver Perez pitched well for the Mets at Atlanta, but the bullpen let the game slip away, and the Mets went down to defeat, 5-3.
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FIRST YEAR AT CITI FIELD, 2009
In 2009, the Mets opened another chapter in franchise history by opening a new ballpark, Citi Field. More than 3 million fans visited in the inaugural season, where the Mets posted a 41-40 record at h ...
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A LONG WAY FROM HOME
That’s one giant leap for the Mets! As part of a final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009, Atlantis shuttled a home plate from Shea Stadium right into Outer Space. Mike Massimino ...
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CITI STILL REMEMBERS MIKE PIAZZA
Although Mike Piazza was retired from MLB by the time Citi Field opened in 2009, he was still a beloved figure in the Mets franchise. His no. 31 would later be retired at the ballpark during the 2016 ...