Neil Walker was given the Mets championship style belt after Tuesday's 2-0 win over Kansas City, the team showed its fans on Twitter.
Walker, who was acquired this offseason from Pittsburgh in exchange for Jon Niese, hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning that proved to be all the offense Noah Syndergaard and the bullpen needed in a shutout performance.
"I've heard a lot about it -- the mystique of it that comes along," Walker said of the belt, after the game. "That was a really cool moment to get it today, but I don't know if I completely deserve it. You saw what Noah did today. I think we'll split it."
David Wright handled the postgame ceremony, during which the belt is presented to the player of the game following each win - a tradition that was started last season by Wright's friend, Michael Cuddyer.
"I think it gives him all of the confidence," Terry Collins said about Walker. "Even though we knew he's a real good player, the rest of the guys are looking around saying, 'Hey, we're in good shape. We've got a real good player on our hands.'"