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This is a team-by-team reference to every baseball opening day game played since the National League started in 1876 (and the American League followed in 1901)

This is a team-by-team reference to every baseball opening day game played since the National League started in 1876 (and the American League followed in 1901). Each team's entry begins with a chronological list of opening games, noting the opposing team, score, starting pitcher, pitcher of record, and homerun hitters.

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Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball, and is the organization that operates the National League and the American League. In 2000, the two leagues were officially disbanded as separate legal entities, and all of their rights and functions were consolidated in the commissioner's office. Since that time, MLB has operated as a single league, and constitutes one of the major professional sports leagues of the United States. It is composed of 30 teams.

Major League Baseball's first officially recognized franchise the Cincinnati Reds were historically awarded the .

Major League Baseball's first officially recognized franchise the Cincinnati Reds were historically awarded the privilege of "opening the Openers" and hosted the outings from 1876-1989. Only twice during this time (1877 and 1966) were they forced to debut on the road due to rain. Finally in 1990, the tradition was broken and the Reds were scheduled to appear as the visitors against the Houston Astros. Statistically speaking, how important is Opening Day to a team in regards to a championship season? The answer is not that much. The record for most consecutive Opening Day wins by a team is nine, set by the Cincinnati Red (1983-1991).

1998 League-wide lineups on Opening Da. 1998 MLB Opening Day Lineups. Previous Season Next Season

1998 League-wide lineups on Opening Da. Previous Season Next Season. World Series Champion: New York Yankees. Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of InsideTheBook. com, and co-author of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball.

This article is about the 1998 Major League Baseball season only. January 5 – Don Sutton, a 324-game winner, is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. For information on all of baseball, see 1998 in baseball.

What Major League Baseball team has the longest winning streak against another team . The Major League Baseball season begins in April with Opening Day and ends in October with the World Series

What Major League Baseball team has the longest winning streak against another team in the history of Major League Baseball? 21 games 1935 Chicago cubs. Who has the Longest hitting streak in major league baseball history? Joe Dimaggio 1941 56 straight games. The longest MLB game by innings was on May 1, 1920 between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves and lasted 26 innings. The Major League Baseball season begins in April with Opening Day and ends in October with the World Series. Opening Day for the upcoming 2010 season is on April 4th. What was the longest Major League Baseball game in 2003?

Sources: Baseball-Reference. com, Baseball-Almanac. com and Opening Day: All Major League Baseball Season Opening Games, by Team, 1876-1998, by Don Kerr).

Sources: Baseball-Reference. Most Opening Day Starts (Pitchers): Tom Seaver – 16, Most Opening Day Grand Slams, Career: Sixto Lezcano – 2 (1978 & 1980), Most Opening Day Home Runs, Career: Frank Robinson – 8, Most Opening Day Shutouts, Career: Walter Johnson – 7, Fewest Hits Allowed on Opening Day: Bob Feller – 0, Best Record (Pitcher), Career (minimum two decisions): Jimmy Key – 7-0, Worst.

Baseball is a game between two teams of nine players each, under direction of a manager, played on an enclosed field in accordance with these rules, under jurisdiction of one or more umpires.

1903-03-01 Major League Baseball Rules Committee rule that pitcher's mound must not be more than 15 inches higher than the baselines or home plate. 1903-07-02 National League MLB batting champion Ed Delahanty, disappears after being removed from a train by force, found dead at bottom of Niagara Falls 2 weeks later. 1903-07-02 Pitcher Jack Doscher, debuts for the Chicago Cubs, the first son of a major leaguer to play MLB, father Herm 1882-92. 1903-08-07 Tommy Corcoran sets MLB record for shortstops when he records 14 assists in Cincinnati's 4 - 2 win v St. Louis Cardinals.

It's the one day of the year when every team is in first place and optimism reigns supreme. Opening day is baseball's national holiday, a day for calling in sick to work and getting familiar once again with the crack of the bat at the ballpark. History can be made on opening day, too: Hank Aaron hit his record-tying 714th home run on the first day of the 1974 season, Bob Feller tossed a no-hitter to kick off the 1940 campaign, and Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier with the first pitch of 1947. This is a team-by-team reference to every baseball opening day game played since the National League started in 1876 (and the American League followed in 1901). Each team's entry begins with a chronological list of opening games, noting the opposing team, score, starting pitcher, pitcher of record, and homerun hitters. This is followed by an accounting of the team's overall record, at home record, away record, and record against specific teams. Totals for major statistical categories are given, as well as individual marks for pitching, hitting, and fielding. Appendices list grand slams, overall team and individual opening day records, and year-by-year scores.
Opening Day: All Major League Baseball Season Opening Games, by Team, 1876-1998 download epub
Baseball
Author: Don Kerr
ISBN: 0786406801
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Subcategory: Baseball
Language: English
Publisher: McFarland Publishing (April 1, 1999)
Pages: 189 pages