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Opening Day homers

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.

2 Responses to “Opening Day homers”

  1. Andy Says:

    Oh, Raphy posted the same thing already. Oh well.

  2. Andy Says:

    And Eric points out that Griffey is still active.