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Citi Field hosts Banner Day for fans

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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:30 am | Updated: 11:38 am, Thu Jun 7, 2012.

Reviving a tradition that ended 16 years ago, the Mets held Banner Day for fans on Sunday at Citi Field.

More than 300 banners were paraded around the track prior to the game. Many were created out of bedsheets and showed a wide range of creativity.

The winners were Olivia Nuzzo and her cousin, Stephanie Giangrande of Brooklyn. Their poignant theme showed Mike Piazza hitting a two-run home run on Sept. 21, 2001, the first game played at Shea Stadium after 9/11. It was titled, “The homerun that helped heal NY.”

Banner Day began in 1963 and ended in 1996.    

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