Mets Hall of Fame and Museum Flushing Reviews
Good baseball museum on New York's other team Jul 25, 2016
The Mets Hall of Fame and Museum is located inside Citi Field, in the Flushing area of Queens in New York City. It can only be seen on game days, or on a stadium tour.
Inside the stadium, it is located in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, at the first base side. There will be a separate review for the stadium itself, as this one will be only about the museum.
This museum has a collection of artifacts that showcases the history of the New York Mets over the years. Not really arranged in any particular order, it seems to be organized by the most well-known players of the team, and their items. Some of the players would include the likes of Lenny Dykstra, Darryl Strawberry, Keith Hernandez, Al Leiter and Mike Piazza. The items would include baseballs, bats, jackets, jerseys and other things like a catcher’s mask (as in the case of Piazza). Plus a display of the team mascot, Mr. Met.
There is a separate display case for Tom Seaver, and a little one for Mike Piazza. Also, artifacts from Shea Stadium and Polo Grounds, which were the previous stadiums that the Mets played in. And some items from the very first game that this team played, in 1962. There are also a couple of the World Series trophies, representing the 2 championships that they have won!
And there is the Mets Hall of Fame, which commemorates the people that made major impacts for the Mets. Those people would include owners, managers, players and broadcasters. This is a series of plaques, that tells a little history on those people. Worth checking out for baseball fans in general.
While the Mets do not have nearly as much of a storied history as that other New York team, this museum is definitely worth checking out for baseball fans. Mainly if you are already planning to go to the game. A small museum, it can be seen in a short amount of time. And it can be cramped, when crowded. And in a way, this place does show a different side of New York baseball, mainly for those who choose not to jump on the bandwagon of the other NY team.
The museum stays open until the end of the game. While it will be more crowded at that time, I still recommend seeing this place before the game. But if crowds really bother you, then a better bet will be during the game. I would say, it would take 1 full inning, probably 2 full innings at the most. And probably cheaper to see it this way than through a stadium tour.
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