The New York Mets squeezed out a win against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, 2-1. The Mets scored the eventual winning run in the sixth inning when Jim Hickman scored on a wild pitch by Cubs starter Dick Ellsworth.
On the first weekend in June 1962, the New York Mets hosted the San Francisco Giants at The Polo Grounds for a three-game series. The games also marked the return of Willie Mays to New York for the first time since the Giants franchise left for San Francisco after the 1957 season.
On May 30, 1963, the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs split a doubleheader with the Cubs winning Game 1 in a 12-0 rout and the Mets coming back to edge Chicago in Game 2, 2-1 at the The Polo Grounds.
On May 19, 1963, the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers had a classic pitcher’s duel at Dodger Stadium.The Dodgers scored on a sacrifice fly by Tommy Davis in the first inning. After that run, it was all Sandy Koufax and Roger Craig. Both pitchers posted one zero after another as the lone run held up to give Dodgers a 1-0 win.
Jim Hickman snapped a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning with a solo home run and Carl Willey pitched a complete game to the lead the New York Mets to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds at the Polo Grounds.