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Polar Bear’s Protection: Batting Helmet
Pete Alonso safely hit home run no. 42 while being protected by this batting helmet. Enjoy these photos of what the Polar Bear was wearing when he set the Mets single-season home run record.
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Batting With Mr. Met: Mr. Met Helmet
Aside from greeting fans at Shea Stadium, Mr. Met made his way onto gear and memorabilia over the years, such as this batting helmet.
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Gear in the Mets Dugout: Bats and Helmet
The Shea Stadium dugouts were well stocked with equipment, including Darryl Strawberry’s batting helmet and bat, and bats belonging to Howard Johnson, Kevin McReynolds and Keith Miller.
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Ed Kranepool Autographed Batting Helmet
In 1962, Ed Kranepool broke into the majors with the Mets. The 17-year-old stuck with the expansion team through the growing pains of the 1960s and was an experienced and sound player by 1969 when the ...
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Crowning an All-Star: Mike Piazza
In 2005, Mike Piazza was named an All-Star for the 12th and final time of his career. He wore this batting helmet during the ASG, a 7-5 AL defeat of the NL at Comerica Park. Piazza batted .240 with 2 ...
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Mike Piazza Equipped To Succeed
Playing behind the plate is among the toughest positions in baseball. Catchers like Mike Piazza could face triple-digit heaters, flying broken bats or collisions with baserunners. Chest protectors, kn ...