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[VIDEO] Apr. 17, 1964 - Shea Stadium Opens, Mets Lose

Apr. 17, 1964 - Shea Stadium, the newest major league baseball park, opened for business today with appropriate festivities and colossal traffic jams. A crowd of 50,312 radiated enthusiasm under sunny skies as the New York Mets fought their way to a typical 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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