Game Rewind: Mets-Phillies (05.04.1962)

The New York Mets played their first-ever game at Connie Mack Stadium on May 4, 1962.

After scoring three runs in the first inning on a three-run home run by Frank Thomas, the Mets quickly lost the lead in the bottom half of the inning when Roger Craig allowed fours runs, two hits and two walks. Craig was relieved by Sherman Jones before he could record an out. The Mets bullpen allowed two runs (one earned run) and six hits.

The Phillies held the Mets off the remainder of the game for a 6-5 win. Dallas Green, the future Mets manager, pitched seven innings, allowing one unearned run to get the win for Philadelphia.

The loss was the Mets 15th in 18 games.

You can listen to the entire radio broadcast with Ralph Kiner, Lindsey nelson and Bob Murphy below or subscribe to the Mets Rewind podcast through iTunes here to listen to this game (and others) and interviews with former Mets players, media members, fans and bloggers.

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National League baseball in New York was redefined on March 6, 1961 when the New York Metropolitan Baseball Club Inc. formally received a certificate of membership from leave president Warren Giles. Of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs today, the case could be made that no other team has a more compelling franchise history than the New York Mets. From Casey Stengel to Yogi Berra, Marv Throneberry to Tom Seaver, Willie Mays, Tug McGraw, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Bobby Valentine, Pedro Martinez and Matt Harvey, the Mets are loaded with character(s). Then there are the Amazin’ seasons — 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000, 2006-2008 and 2015 — full of miracles, joy, hope and heartbreak. Mets Rewind is designed for that purpose: To share team history in a distinct and entertaining format. We hope you — the baseball fan — enjoy the content. We encourage you to share your memories.
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