(CBS Local)- In an ideal world, today would have been Opening Day for all 30 MLB teams, ringing in a new year of baseball and the start of spring for fans everywhere. Instead, the spread of the coronavirus has postponed the Major League Baseball season until mid-May at the earliest.
For those fans that are staying at home dreaming of being out at the ballpark today, MLB has put together a list of each team’s top moment from Opening Day’s past. Over at MLB.com, the team has compiled moments for all 30 teams and included video highlights where they can.READ MORE: MSU Police: Tip From Private Investigator Led To Discovery Of Body Believed To Be Brendan Santo
The question now is, do you agree with the MLB.com staff? Take a look below as we have quickly listed the moment for each team. For more detailed explanations, you can check out the full MLB.com article.
Los Angeles Angels: April 1, 2013
Chris Iannetta shines in MLB’s first Interleague opener (2-6 1 HR, game-winning single in 13th)
Houston Astros: March 29, 2018, George Springer (1-4 leadoff HR to open win over Rangers)
Toronto Blue Jays: April 7, 1977
Doug Ault hits first home run in franchise history
Cleveland Indians: April 16, 1940, Bob Feller throws only Opening Day no-hitter in MLB history.
Departing from MLB.com’s list here as Feller’s historic performance was crazy good.
Baltimore Orioles: April 12, 1966, Orioles beat Red Sox on a balk in top of the 13th.
Seattle Mariners: April 6, 2009, Ken Griffey Jr. hits 8th career Opening Day home run tying Frank Robinson for most Opening Day homers in MLB history.
Texas Rangers: April 8, 1978, Richie Zisk hits walk-off homer off of Goose Gossage to lift Rangers over defending champion Yankees.
Tampa Bay Rays: March 31, 2003, Carl Crawford caps 9th inning comeback with 3-run homer to beat Red Sox 6-4.
Boston Red Sox: April 7, 1986, Dwight Evans homers on first pitch to open 1986 season, kicking off a year in which the Sox won the AL pennant for the first time since 1975.
Kansas City Royals: April 4, 2004, Carlos Beltran caps off 6-run 9th inning with 2-run homer to lead Royals to 9-7 win over White Sox
Detroit Tigers: April 4, 2005, Dmitri Young homers three times, joining George Bell and Tuffy Rhodes as only Major Leaguers to hit three homers on Opening Day.
Minnesota Twins: April 12, 2010, Twins open Target Field with 5-2 win over Red Sox
Chicago White Sox: April 5, 2010, Mark Buerhle marks his moment in history with no-look flip to first base as part of seven scoreless inning outing.READ MORE: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
New York Yankees: April 2, 1996, Derek Jeter makes his Opening Day debut, homering off of Dennis Martinez in 7-1 win over Indians.
Atlanta Braves: April 5, 2010, Jason Heyward homers on first career swing. The Atlanta native made his presence felt early, hitting a 3-run homer off of Carlos Zambrano as the Braves trounced the Cubs 16-5.
Milwaukee Brewers: April 10, 1980, Sixto Lezcano hits 2nd-career Opening Day grand slam in Brewers win over Red Sox.
St. Louis Cardinals: April 2, 1998, Mark McGwire kicks off the summer of ’98 Home Run Race with grand slam.
Chicago Cubs: March 29, 2018, Ian Happ hits homer on first pitch of season, joining Dwight Evans as the only other player to do so.
Arizona Diamondbacks: April 1, 2002, Randy Johnson throws 130 pitch, eight strike out shutout against San Diego Padres.
Los Angeles Dodgers: April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson breaks MLB’s color barrier.
San Francisco Giants: April 10, 1962, Willie Mays homers off of Warren Spahn on first pitch he sees.
Miami Marlins: April 5, 1993, The first Opening Day in Marlins history, South Florida finally has its baseball team.
New York Mets: April 9, 1985, Gary Carter hits walk-off homer to beat Giants in Mets debut.
Washington Nationals: March 30, 2008, The newly opened Nationals Park sees Ryan Zimmerman hit a walk-off homer to beat the Braves 3-2.
San Diego Padres: April 8, 2004, Padres open Petco Park and Sean Burroughs hits walk-off single to beat Giants 4-3.
Philadelphia Phillies: April 5, 2010, Roy Halladay sparkles in Phillies debut striking out nine over seven innings in Phils 11-1 win over Nationals
Pittsburgh Pirates: April 1, 2011, Pittsburgh native Neil Walker hits grand slam off Ryan Dempster to lead Pirates to 6-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley.
Cincinnati Reds: April 4, 1974, Pete Rose scores winning run in 11th to lead Reds to 7-6 win.
Colorado Rockies: April 26, 1995, Rockies open Coors Field with 14-inning 11-9 win over Mets thanks to a Dante Bichette 2-run homerMORE NEWS: Flint Public Schools Staying Virtual Indefinitely Due To Large Amount Of Positive COVID-19 Cases
Agree with these moments? Disagree? Take a stroll down memory lane and come up with your own best moments for your franchise this Opening Day.