? Who pitched the only Opening Day no-hitters?
?In 1909 Leon Ames of the Giants held the Dodgers hitless for nine innings but gave up a hit in the 10th and lost 3-0 in the 13th. In 1940 Bob Feller of the Indians allowed no hits as he shut out the White Sox 1-0.
? Who has pitched the most shutouts?
? Walter Johnson of the Senators is first with seven (1910-14-15-17-19-24-26). His 1926 shutout, a 15-inning game against the Athletics, was the longest opener ever played.
? What pitchers have the best Opening Day records?
?In terms of percentage, Wes Ferrell (6-0) and Lon Warneke (5-0) top the American and National Leagues, respectively. Johnson (8-5 in the AL) and Grover Cleveland Alexander (9-3 in the NL) lead in total wins.
? Who hit the most Opening Day homers?
? Babe Ruth, who batted .435 in 15 openers and banged seven home runs.
? What were the highest-scoring openers?
? Cleveland defeated St. Louis 21-14 in 1925, a game in which the Browns' peerless first baseman George Sisler made four errors. A nine-run rally by Boston in the ninth inning enabled the Braves to tie Philadelphia 17-17, but the Phillies scored twice in the 10th to win the 1900 opener.