April 23, 1962: Jay Hook leads Mets to franchise's first victory

New York City had long been a bastion of National League baseball.…

April 28, 1962: Mets earn franchise's first home win at Polo Grounds

The end of a terrible era, the absence of National League baseball…

May 5, 1962: Bo Belinsky blanks Baltimore, strikes out nine in no-hitter

The first major-league no-hitter on the West Coast belongs not…

May 29, 1962: Braves beat Cubs in a home run derby on a cold day in May

Though the calendar had yet to turn to June, the Chicago Cubs…

May 30, 1962: Dodgers make first visit to New York since leaving Brooklyn

The Dodgers last played in Ebbets Field on September 24, 1957,…

June 8, 1962: Mets snap 17-game losing streak, then lose again

On June 6, 1962, the Mets’ woes continued when they were swept…

June 16, 1962: Cleveland's Jerry Kindall tops Mantle’s dramatic blast

The New York Yankees were hurting. The 1961 AL Fireman of the…

June 22, 1962: No no-hitter for Mets' Alvin Jackson

Baseball is a game of streaks, and an extended streak, whether…

June 24, 1962: Yankees outlast Tigers in 22-inning game

When the fans at Tiger Stadium settled into their seats for a…

June 30, 1962: Sandy Koufax hurls first career no-hitter against Mets

The Los Angeles Dodgers (50-29), in second place a half-game…

July 8, 1962: Frank Robinson’s fifth run wins it for Reds

The defending National League champion Cincinnati Reds were languishing…

July 12, 1962: Hank Aaron’s walk-off grand slam caps Braves' comeback victory

As the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Braves began a three-game…

July 30, 1962: Junior Circuit shows its power in All-Star Game at Wrigley Field

“I guess it shows they play ball in that other league too.”…

August 1, 1962: Boston's Bill Monbouquette throws no-hitter at Comiskey Park

It was an unlikely time for the best game in Bill Monbouquette’s…

August 20, 1962: Reds' Frank Robinson crushes extra-inning, walk-off grand slam

The Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers concluded a critical…

September 12, 1962: Tom Cheney strikes out a record 21 batters

In 2019 a record 42,823 batters struck out1 — more than 17…

September 21, 1962: White Sox score 6 runs in electrifying game-ending rally

Only 825 spectators, the smallest crowd of the season at Comiskey…

September 22, 1962: Mets' loss to Cubs leaves team with two 20-game losers

The brand-new 1962 New York Mets posted one of the worst seasons…

September 30, 1962: Mets lose record 120th game of inaugural season

September 30, 1962, was a warm, sunny day in Chicago as the New…

April 19, 1963: Rookie Ron Hunt lifts Mets to season's first win

When Ron Hunt, the rawboned 22-year-old Mets second baseman,…