On November 1, 1961 — The circular New York Mets logo, designed by sports cartoonist Ray Gatto, is unveiled. The design, which represents all five boroughs with various symbols, is blue and orange, the team colors of the Dodgers and Giants, the franchises which left the “Big Apple” and moved to the West Coast leaving New York without a National League representative.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference November 16
National Pastime November 16
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project