Five years ago today, Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in @Mets history, an 8-0 win over the @Cardinals.
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The New York Mets first game in franchise history was played on April 11th, 1962 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Listen to the entire game broadcast by Bob Murphy, Ralph Kiner, and Lindsey Nelson.
The Cardinals defeated the Mets, 11-4. Cardinals starter Larry Jackson pitched a complete game, allowing eight hits including a pair of home runs. Gil Hodges solo shot in the fourth was the first regular season HR by a Mets player in team history and, one inning later, Mets second baseman Charlie Neal hit another.