Citi Field

2009 - Present

New York, NY
Historic Aerials
What Was There

Team Years Games
(2009 - 2020)
Devil Rays
First Game
Mets vs. Padres: 4/13/2009
Starting Pitchers: Mike Pelfrey (NYN) vs Walter Silva (SDN)
Score: 6-5 (SDN)
Attendance: 41,007
First Batter: Jody Gerut (SDN) (Homered to RF)
San Diego Padres center fielder Jody Gerut led off the first game at Citi Field with a home run, making it the only park to open with a homer (minimum 300 games). Johan Santana's no-hitter was the first ever thrown by a Mets pitcher and occurred in the team's 51st season and 8,020th game, which was the longest drought any franchise had endured before recording its first no-hitter. It took only three more years before the second no-hitter was thrown at Citi Field and the third was thrown less than four months later.

Event First Last
Hit Jody Gerut (SDN) - Homered to RF (1st) -
Run Scored Jody Gerut (SDN)
Run Batted In Jody Gerut (SDN)
Home Run Jody Gerut (SDN) vs. Mike Pelfrey (NYN) on 4/13/2009 (1st inning)
Strikeout Mike Pelfrey (NYN)/Todd Hundley (SDN)
Win Edward Mujica (SDN)
Loss Brian Stokes (NYN)
Grand Slam Omir Santos (NYN) vs. Anibal Sanchez (FLA) on 4/27/2009 (1st inning)
Inside-the-Park HR Angel Pagan (NYN) vs. Pedro Martinez (PHI) on 8/23/2009 (1st inning)
No-Hitter Johan Santana (NYN) vs. Cardinals on 6/1/2012