New York Yankees: 10 Most Memorable Opening Day Moments

3. Apr. 19, 1946

The Yankees hosted the Washington Senators in their home opener in 1946. It was also the year Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Joe Gordon, and Bill Dickey returned from serving their country in the second World War.

New York trailed the ballgame 6-5 as the game entered the ninth inning. DiMaggio stepped to the plate with two outs and ripped a double to left field to score Snuffy Stirnweiss.

That tied the game at six apiece and the next batter, Johnny Lindell, won it with a walk off to cap off the ninth inning rally.

DiMaggio finished the game 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. He would end up having an amazing year slashing .290/.367/.511 with 25 home runs and 95 RBI.

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