On This Date 4/9/1985
Opening Day at Shea Stadium takes on a World Series atmosphere as Gary Carter makes his debut with the New York Mets. A crowd of 46,781 fills the stadium. Vice President George Bush is on hand to throw out the first pitch. Carter would end up as the star of the game as he collects two hits, including a walk-off home run in the tenth inning to give the Mets a 6-5 win.