Mets Secure Game Ball From Franchise's First Win 57 Years Ago, Put It On Display At Citi Field

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Mets Secure Game Ball From Franchise's First Win 57 Years Ago, Put It On Display At Citi Field
Mets Secure Game Ball From Franchise's First Win 57 Years Ago, Put It On Display At Citi Field

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Fans of the New York Mets can now step right up and meet an incredible piece of their team's history. After decades of trading hands, the baseball from their very first winning game is back home. Tuesday actually marked the anniversary of that game, CBS2's Lisa Rozner reported. It was April 1962 during the Mets' inaugural season at the now-demolished Polo Grounds in Washington Heights. They lost their very first game and then the next several games, earning the nickname “The Lovable Losers” along the way. The Mets would go on to lose 120 games that first season. But 57 years ago Tuesday — April 23, 1962 — they earned their first win, or “W,” as sports jargon goes, at Forbes

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