On April 11, 1962 — 1962 – The New York Mets play their first game and lose, 11 – 4, to the Cardinals in St. Louis. Gil Hodges and Charlie Neal provide bright spots for the Mets, hitting the first two home runs in the new franchise’s history.

 


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Sources:

Baseball Reference April 11

SABR Games Project

National Pastime April 11

Hall of Fame

Retro Sheet