New York Yankees: 10 Most Memorable Opening Day Moments

5. Apr. 10, 1998

The greatest team in the history of baseball (yes, better than the ’86 Mets) played in an epic slug-fest against the Oakland Athletics in their home opener.

Tino Martinez would be the only man in pinstripes to hit a home run, but the score board operator at Yankee Stadium had a very busy afternoon.

Martinez, Bernie WilliamsChad Curtis, Scott Brosius, and Joe Girardi went a combined 15-for-21 with 15 RBI as the Yankees out slugged Oakland 17-13.

There were 10 pitchers used by both teams in the four hour-six-minute affair.

New York went on to win 114-regular season games and swept the World Series against the San Diego Padres. Still to this day, this team is considered the best to ever take the field.

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