"It's not a sprint; it's a marathon."
With every new baseball season comes new beginnings, a clean slate and new opportunities for teams to make their mark on a young season.
Nothing can jump start a team in the right direction more than getting off to a good start. Whether it means going undefeated through the first week of the season or starting the year on a big winning streak, every victory can help a team and their journey to be the best during the season.
On the flip side, a dismal start could prove disastrous to any club. A winless start out of the gate or losing consecutive series throughout the first month can prove to become vital to any organization, whether expected to be in playoff contention or not.
Even though it is a long 162-game season, it certainly doesn't go unnoticed that April games count just as much as the games down the stretch in September.
Some of these teams have overcome the odds to surprise many fans with their hot starts to their seasons, while others are left searching and dwindling in the balance after a horrific beginning.
Here are Major League Baseball's 10 most surprising starts ever. Enjoy.