Top Opening Day Performances in MLB History

Jordan Cohn
July 23, 2020 - 11:00 am
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Opening Day is finally here. It comes about 10 days or so later than when we usually have the All-Star break, and so if the wait for the usual spring Opening Day feels long, you can only imagine how players must feel after waiting the additional three months. They're eager to play and champing at the bit for a chance to make an especially memorable impact on an especially memorable Opening Day.

Opening Day has an almost mythical quality to it, where the nation’s most sacred and beloved pastime finally comes to life after a long hibernation. When there’s an amazing performance right out of the gate, it makes the game that much more memorable for the players involved and the baseball fan base.

Let's take a look at some of the greatest performances on Opening Day, sorted by position.

The following performances occurred on that team’s first game of the season. Positions are listed in accordance with where that player was fielding in that game, though they may have been better known at another position in the field.

All stats retrieved from Baseball Reference.

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