Comments on: Opening Day Odds and Ends http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/622 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/622/comment-page-1#comment-4301 Wed, 02 Apr 2008 02:16:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/622#comment-4301 Add one more to Abreu's streak. He has never played on Opening Day in the majors and gone hitless.

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By: kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/622/comment-page-1#comment-4293 Tue, 01 Apr 2008 15:00:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/622#comment-4293 "The homer gave Kent 18 career RBIs on Opening Day, surpassing Ken Griffey Jr. for the most of any active player in the majors." That was in today's news.

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By: mmayes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/622/comment-page-1#comment-4292 Mon, 31 Mar 2008 22:41:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/622#comment-4292 Last year, Tony Pena, Jr. became the only player in the 1956-2007 search criteria to get two triples on Opening Day.

Derek Bell, Rick Monday, Aaron Miles and Larry Walker are the only ones from 1856-2007 to get 3 doubles on Opening Day.

In 1985, the Cardinals were a base stealing machine, with the likes of Vince Coleman, Willie McGee, Ozzie Smith and Tommy Herr. Joaquin Andujar had their first stolen base of the season. Pedro Ramos and Terry Mulholland (?!?!) are the only other pitchers in the last 50 years to get a steal on opening day, although Bob Gibson was caught stealing. That makes pitcher are stealing at a 75% clip on opening day since 1956...pretty good rate!

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By: djhosu http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/622/comment-page-1#comment-4278 Sun, 30 Mar 2008 14:36:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/622#comment-4278 That would be Tom Browning, not "Rom" Browning.

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By: djhosu http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/622/comment-page-1#comment-4277 Sun, 30 Mar 2008 14:35:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/622#comment-4277 Former Astro Glenn Davis was hit by a pitch 3 times in Houston's 1990 opener against Cincinnati. He also walked twice in the 11-inning Reds 8-4 victory (Davis only scored one run for his efforts). The starters were Rom Browning for the Reds and Mike Scott for the Stros.

6 players have been HBP twice in season openers.

http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/2EeC

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