Opening Day Fun Facts
Want to impress your friends while you’re watching the game today? Hit ’em with these facts:
- The Yankees have a 63-46-1 record on Opening Day.
- The Yankees have not won on Opening Day since 2011. They are 1-6 in the last seven years.
- The 1978 home opener was the only time the Yankees did not have someone throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day.
- The largest opening day crowd was 56,717 on April 10, 1998.
- Alex Rodriguez is 15-for-35 (.429 average) with two home runs and nine RBIs in his opening day career as a Yankee.
- When Luis Cessa takes the mound at some point, he’ll be the first player in Yankees’ history to wear no. 85 (via Jared Diamond).
- Ron Blomberg became the first designated in Major League Baseball on Opening Day in 1973.
Without further adieu, let’s take a trip down memory lane.