After two seasons at the Polo Grounds, the Mets played the first game at Shea Stadium, their new home, in 1964. They battled the Pittsburgh Pirates well but ultimately lost, 4-3. Manager Casey Stengel left his signature on this game-used ball. Overall, the Mets put up a 31-14 record for home openers at Shea Stadium.
( C ) New York Mets (photo by Heritage Werks)