Posted by Andy on March 31, 2008
Once, I had the pleasure of listening to Brooks Robinson talk about Opening Day homers. (I was sitting about 6 feet away from him at a baseball card show.)
Anyway, Brooksy said he loved hitting on opening day, and it shows.
Here are the career leaders for most opening day games with at least one homer:
Games Link to Individual Games +-----------------+-----+-------------------------+ Frank Robinson 8 Ind. Games Dave Winfield 6 Ind. Games Ken Griffey 6 Ind. Games Gary Carter 6 Ind. Games Carl Yastrzemski 5 Ind. Games Mike Schmidt 5 Ind. Games Scott Rolen 5 Ind. Games Brooks Robinson 5 Ind. Games Willie Mays 5 Ind. Games Tino Martinez 5 Ind. Games Todd Hundley 5 Ind. Games Richie Hebner 5 Ind. Games Dwight Evans 5 Ind. Games Orlando Cepeda 5 Ind. Games Barry Bonds 5 Ind. Games
One active player on there, Scott Rolen, could still move up. He's playing for Toronto, although I'm not sure if he's playing today (didn't he hurt his finger?)
On a totally separate note, it's going to be really weird to see Rolen in a blue uniform. He's played his entire career in red uniforms until this point.