Here are the answers to yesterday's quiz:â†µ
1. In the first-ever game for the New York Mets, in 1962, Gil Hodges hit the initial home run in franchise history, when he belted a long ball off St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Larry Jackson in the fourth inning.â†µ
2. David Cone was the opening-day starting pitcher for the 1996 New York Yankees. The Bombers defeated the Cleveland Indians, 7-0, with Cone lasting seven innings and picking up the win.â†µ
3. Howard Johnson started six straight openers at third for the Mets, from 1985-'90.â†µ
4. Wally Pipp hit the only Yankee home run on opening day of 1920, in a 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia A's.â†µ
5. George Foster was the starting left fielder on opening day for the 1986 Mets.