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New York Mets: Most Memorable Opening Day Moments

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.


Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.