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This Day in Mets History
April 9th

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1985 The Mets' offseason acquisition of Gary Carter pays immediate dividends when he connects for a walk-off home run in the bottom of the tenth inning, giving his new team a 6-5 victory over St. Louis on Opening Day at Shea Stadium. The 31 year-old All-Star catcher is the first player to end his first contest with a New York team with a round-tripper.
1985 Tom Seaver establishes a big-league record with his 15th Opening Day assignment, earning the victory in the White Sox's 4-2 win over Milwaukee at County Stadium. The right-hander, who also got the first-day nods from the Mets (1968-77, 1983) and Reds (1978-79, 1981), will extend the mark previously held by Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators to 16 next season.

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