Those early days were more than just a comedy of errors or a train wreck, they were an exercise in baseball futility.
On this date in 1963, the Mets lost their 20th straight game on the road, a 7-3 loss at Houston, their expansion partner.
Less than 7,000 people saw the game at mosquito infested Colt Stadium, where the temperature no doubt approach triple digits.
Mercifully, the game was a tidy 2:18.
The Mets managed six hits off Houston starter Turk Farrell. Bob Aspromonte set the tone early with a first inning grand slam off Tracy Stallard.
The Mets would lose two more on the road before winning at Los Angeles. The Mets fell to 32-70 with the loss, 30.5 games off the pace.