National League baseball returned to New York on this date in 1962 in front of 12,447 freezing fans on a blustery day at the Polo Grounds. The Mets lost 4-3 to Pittsburgh.
Can you believe it? The Mets only drew 12,447 people in the first home in their history.
The opened the first season two days earlier with an 11-4 loss in St. Louis.
The Mets would lose their first nine games before their first victory in franchise history at Pittsburgh. They would finish April at 3-13, 9.5 games out of first place.
The Mets finished in last place that season with a 40-120 record, only 60.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants.