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NY Mets are back in black: A brief history of the club’s uniforms

5 Oct 1999: Mike Piazza #31 of the New York Mets swings at the ball during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona. The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle /Allsport

The New York Mets are back in the black. And, thankfully, these days we are not referring to the financial debacle caused by the Wilpons’ sordid association with that guy Madoff. Rather, we will be once again seeing the Mets don the black jerseys that have become synonymous with a specific era, one that brings back wonderful memories of one Mike Piazza.