The Mets have been around since 1962, but they had only retired two players’ numbers. That changed Tuesday. Jerry Koosman’s No. 36 will join Tom Seaver’s 41 and Mike Piazza’s 31 to never be worn again in Queens, team COO Jeff Wilpon said during a press conference at Citi Field.
Wilpon said there’s a good chance more commemorations are coming, which could be good news for players such as Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry and David Wright.
“I think we see the fans want it, and now that we are 50 years plus in the making, it’s time to do it and some guys have cemented themselves,’’ said
Wilpon, who helped make the decision on a recommendation from the Mets Hall of Fame.
Wilpon said they don’t want to “overload” the jersey retirements and will spread them out, but he added, “I think we have a plan to catch up and do some neat things for the fans.”