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Date: April 13, 1962
More than 1600 days passed between the September 29, 1957 when the New York Giants hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Polo Grounds and April 13, 1962 when the Mets hosted the Pirates on the same field. In the Mets home opener, former Pirate Frank Thomas’s 8th inning single brought the Mets to within one, but they ultimately fell, 4-3. More than 12,000 New Yorkers braved the cool and drizzly conditions.
From the collection of Bill Apostolico (photo by New York Mets)