April 11th, 1962
This was the beginning of a long journey consisting of glory and heartbreak. It was the first home opener of the New York Metropolitan franchise.
Sure, New York lost to Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 4-3.
Sure, the Friday the 13th date of the game may have had something to do with that. Who knows?
April 1, 2013
Honestly, no one really cares about the 2013 Mets. They finished 74-88 and in 3rd place of the NL East.
Still, Opening Day saw a historic moment occur when the Mets took a 11-2 victory over the San Diego Padres, including a grand slam from Colin Cowgill.
The grand salami marked the first time in franchise history for a player to do so in his debut with the ball club.