5. April 9th, 1985
The arrival of the late Gary Carter was considered to be the final piece put in place for the Amazin’s to have a true championship-caliber team.
So, “The Kid” comes over to the Mets in a trade with the Montreal Expos in the winter of 1985.
Fast-forward to opening day that year, and the Mets are tied with the Cardinals, 5-5, heading into extra innings.
The game was exciting and excruciating, that is, until the bottom of the 10th inning when Carter stepped up to the plate.
What did he do next?
Oh, nothing much, really.
The Kid simply demolished the stitches off of the baseball, hitting a walk-off home run and securing a New York Mets victory in his very own debut.