On Thursday, March 31, baseball will make its long-awaited return with its traditional Opening Day. It will be a day when fans just sit back, relax and enjoy the game before the divisional rivalries cause battles in the bleachers. With the epic pitching matchup of CC Sabathia versus Justin Verlander kicking off the season, it's sure to be a great 2011.
In other games, careers will be made while others may end due to injury. Fans will laugh, cry and cheer as their favorite players have (hopefully) amazing first games.
Some Opening Day performances have been good enough to be marked in the annals forever, including a notable one by Bob Feller (pictured at left). To celebrate this long-standing tradition as well as Feller's accomplishment, here are the top 10 most amazing Opening Day performances in history!