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April 22, 1962
Pirates 4, Mets 3
1962 Regular Season Game 10
April 23, 1962
Mets 9, Pirates 1
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April 24, 1962
Reds 7, Mets 3
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METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 23, 1962 GAME:

Ed K
September 3, 2002
Finally, a win! I don't recall the game being televised but I do recall listening to the early innings on radio as they built up a large lead before having to go to sleep for school the next day.

Bob Cruickshank
June 9, 2003
"Mark this day and mark it well," words on the postgame by Howard Cosell and sidekick "Big number 13" Ralph Branca. I will never forget this game as long as I live. Jay Hook was a star.

Vic Golat
May 15, 2009
I remember following the new Met team in the Daily News. The opening line that I remember was: "it wasn't on tv and it wasn't on radio but believe me the NY Mets won their first game." It's great seeing the old box scores. Thanks.

Ed K
April 19, 2012
It should be noted that three of the four Pirate pitchers in this game had future Met connections:

Tom Sturduvant was a former Yankee who would eventually pitch for the Mets in 1964.

Jack Lamabe was a rookie pitching only his third MLB game on this day, but he went on to pitch for the Mets in 1967 before the Mets traded him to the Cards to get Al Jackson back.

And, of course, Harvey Haddix later became the Mets pitching coach.



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