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Banner Day in August of 1970

The Winning Banner in 2012

Banner Day is a New York Mets tradition which fans create their own banner/posters honoring the team. The fans walk around the field showing their banners. It started in 1962 and ended in 1996. Although it was never official, it was on a hiatus. It later returned 12 years later on May 272012 at Citi Field. The judges that day were Rusty StaubDoc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. It took place at the Polo Grounds ('62-'63) then at Shea Stadium ('64-'96). It's latest took place at Citi Field (May 27, 2012).

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