The Mets home dugout is on the first base side.
Gil Hodges hit the first home run in the first game the Mets ever played. They lost to the St. Louis Cardinals
The first Mets regular season home game was played at the Polo Grounds on April 13, 1962 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates won 4-3. The first regular season game in Mets history was played at Sportsman Park in St. Louis against the Cardinals on April 11, 1962. The Cardinals won 11-4.
The first MLB home run hit off of Nolan Ryan was by Joe Torre in the 7th inning of the game between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves played September 11, 1966.
The first home run in Mets regular season history was hit by Gil Hodges in the 4th inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 11, 1962. Hodges hit the home run off of Larry Jackson.
The first home run hit by a Colorado Rockies player was hit by Dante Bichette in the second game the franchise played, against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium, on April 7, 1993.
Manny Alexander. Shortstop Alexander hit the HR off of John Smoltz in the 8th inning of the first game the Mets played at Turner Field, July 10, 1997.
This year. The Detroit Tigers played at Citi Field (home of the Mets) on June 22-24.
They played their first game of 2008 at home against the Chiefs.
The most likely site is Citi Field, the new home of the New York Mets since the 2009 season. The Mets haven't hosted an All-Star Game since 1964, their first season in Shea Stadium.
The average home game attendance for the New York Mets during the 2008 season was 51,165 fans (2nd in the league).