Gil Hodges hit the first home run in the first game the Mets ever played. They lost to the St. Louis Cardinals
On April 29, 1962 the Mets played their first night game which they lost 10-2 to the Phillies
Jack Aker debuted on May 3, 1964, playing for the Kansas City Athletics at Municipal Stadium I; he played his final game on September 27, 1974, playing for the New York Mets at Shea Stadium.
Craig Brazell debuted on August 17, 2004, playing for the New York Mets at Shea Stadium; he played his final game on September 30, 2007, playing for the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
Hank Webb debuted on September 5, 1972, playing for the New York Mets at Shea Stadium; he played his final game on October 2, 1977, playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
Joe Torre debuted on September 25, 1960, playing for the at ; he played his final game on June 17, 1977, playing for the New York Mets at Shea Stadium.
Shea Stadium was built by the New York Mets
The first player to get a hit at Shea Stadium was Pirate Smoky Burgess, who singled to second base and would score on Don Hoak's double right after him. The first Mets hit at Shea was a single from Sherman Jones, the pitcher
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)
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.
You can write to them at: Shea Stadium 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue Flushing, NY 11368
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.
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.
Shea Stadium was first opened in 1964 after the building work on it had begun in 1961. It was the home of the New York Mets baseball team until they moved to Citi Field in 2009.
Edwin Almonte debuted on July 7, 2003, playing for the New York Mets at Shea Stadium; he played his final game on September 10, 2003, playing for the New York Mets at Shea Stadium.