On April 23, 1962, the expansion New York Mets win their first game-after nine consecutive losses. Right-hander Jay Hook earns a 9-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field. The Mets’ 0-9 start had tied a National League record for futility.

The victory also snaps Pittsburgh’s record-tying winning streak of 10 games from the start of the season without a loss.

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