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Mets Club Firsts

Date | Club Accomplishments

April 11, 1962 | First Game: at St. Louis (Cardinals 11, Mets 4)

April 11, 1962 | First Batter: Richie Ashburn (flied out to CF)

April 11, 1962 | First Hit: Gus Bell (second-inning single)

April 11, 1962 | First Home Run: Gil Hodges (fourth inning off Larry Jackson)

April 11, 1962 | First Run: Richie Ashburn (third inning)

April 11, 1962 | First Walk: Felix Mantilla (third inning)

April 11, 1962 | First Strikeout: Roger Craig (third inning)

April 11, 1962 | First Batter Faced: Curt Flood (flied out to CF)

April 11, 1962 | First Run Allowed: Julian Javier (first inning)

April 11, 1962 | First Hit Allowed: Julian Javier (first inning off Roger Craig)

April 11, 1962 | First Batter Walked: Stan Musial (fifth inning vs. Bob Moorhead)

April 11, 1962 | First Batter to Strikeout: Gene Oliver (second inning vs. Roger Craig)    
        
April 11, 1962 | First Error: Charlie Neal (groundball hit to second base in sixth inning)    
        
April 11, 1962 | First Pinch-Hitter: Ed Bouchee (fourth inning, walked for Roger Craig)    
        
April 11, 1962 | First Relief Pitcher: Bob Moorhead (fourth inning)    
        
April 13, 1962 | First Home Game: at Polo Grounds, vs. Pirates (lost, 4-3)

April 14, 1962 | First HR Allowed: Bill Mazeroski, Pittsburgh (second inning off Al Jackson)    
               
April 23, 1962 | First Victory: at Pittsburgh (9-1)