15 Best Opening Day Performances in MLB History

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15 Best Opening Day Performances in MLB History
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Mo Vaughn hit a walk-off grand slam in the Red Sox home opener in 1998.

For baseball fans, Opening Day is a holiday. 

It's the start of another baseball season. Baseball has a long season with tons of games, but as anyone who followed the sport last season knows, they all count. 

It's the ultimate sports "marathon versus a sprint" comparison. For almost a full six months, the teams play almost every day. A team can lose 60 games in a single season and still be considered exceptional. The New England Patriots have lost only 42 regular-season games since the start of the 2001 season.  

Some teams have "Opening Day" on the first day of the season. Others have "Opening Day" on the day of their first home game. Regardless of exactly when a team's Opening Day happens, it's always fun. 

Every baseball team's players and fans start the season with the possibility of making the playoffs. There's always hope on Opening Day. It doesn't always last that long, and in the end only one team's fans and players will ultimately end the season happy with how it concludes. On Opening Day every team has hopes that the team smiling at the end will be them.

With its lengthy and rich history, baseball has had it's fair share of special Opening Day moments. Here are some of the best. 

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