March 31

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1998: The Mets defeat the Phillies, 1-0, in 14 innings on Opening Day at Shea Stadium.

2003: The Mets fall 15-2 to the Cubs at Shea Stadium, their worst opening day loss in history. In his Met debut, Tom Glavine allowed five runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings.

2008: The Mets defeat the Marlins, 7-2, in the season opener. It is the Mets' 30th win of an Opening Day game in their history. Johan Santana gets the win in his first start as a Met.