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11/24/09 1:34 PM EST

Mets to sport new pinstriped unis in '10

Jerseys styled after '69 World Series team's threads

The Mets will be turning back the clock during home games next season.

The club announced on Tuesday that it will wear a new pinstriped home uniform in 2010 that will be inspired by the early years of the franchise. A news release said the design "combines new and old elements of Mets uniforms."

The Mets will also continue to wear their white uniforms at home, with the black jerseys as an alternate.

The new pinstriped jerseys will be available on MLB.com, Mets.com, at Citi Field and participating stores on Friday.

The pinstripes were a staple when the Mets debuted in 1962, and the club decided to create retro uniforms after positive responses to the jerseys the '69 World Series Mets sported during a 40th anniversary celebration in August.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.