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What was the Mets first game?

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1964

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Naturally, the Mets' first scheduled game was rained out. Things got worse the next day, April 11, 1962, when they were forced to play. Don Zimmer made an error on their first defensive play. Starting (and losing) pitcher Roger Craig gave up the first run on a balk. The host Cardinals won the game 11-4. It was the first of 9 straight losses for the Mets, an appropriate beginning for a season in which they lost a record 120 games.

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That was second baseman Ron Hunt who scored on a Jesse Gonder single in the 4th inning of the first regular season game played at Shea on April 17, 1964. In that game, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Mets, 4-3.

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The first pitcher to win at Shea Stadium was Cardinals Larry Jackson on April 11, 1962 (beat the Mets 11-4)

The first Mets pitcher to win at Shea Stadium was Jay Hook on April 23, 1962 against the Pirates (they won 9-1)

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The Mets first victory at Shea Stadium was April 19, 1964, a 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The winning pitcher in that game was Al Jackson.

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The man whom the stadium was named after, William J. Shea. The first pitch in a regular season game at Shea was April 17, 1964 and thrown by Mets' righthander Jack Fisher.

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The first batter in Shea was Bill Virdon on the Pirates. He groundout to short. The first Mets batter was Richie Ashburn who groundout to second.

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Al Jackson pitched a 6 hit shutout, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts against Pirates on April 19th, 1964 at Shea Stadium. Met's won 6-0.

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