Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Opening day's greatest hits

Continuing with the opening day theme I've got going this week I looked up some of the best offensive opening day performances in team history, you know things like most hits, RBIs, etc. I mean I could talk about Matt Treanor but why bother? I didn't understand the move yesterday and I'm still mystified by it today.

Anyway, here you go.


Rk Most RBIs Date Opp Rslt RBI
1 Frank White 1982-04-05 BAL L 5-13 4
2 Mark Grudzielanek 2007-04-02 BOS W 7-1 3
3 Benito Santiago 2004-04-05 CHW W 9-7 3
4 Larry Sutton 1998-03-31 BAL W 4-1 3
5 John Wathan 1979-04-05 TOR W 11-2 3
6 Darrell Porter 1979-04-05 TOR W 11-2 3
7 Freddie Patek 1978-04-08 CLE L 5-8 3
8 Amos Otis 1977-04-07 DET W 7-4 3
9 John Mayberry 1977-04-07 DET W 7-4 3
10 Amos Otis 1970-04-07 OAK L 4-6 3
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 3/29/2011.

Rk Most steals Date Opp Rslt SB
1 Michael Tucker 2002-04-01 MIN L 6-8 2
2 Dean Palmer 1998-03-31 BAL W 4-1 2
3 Freddie Patek 1975-04-07 CAL L 2-3 2

Rk Most walks Date Opp Rslt BB
1 Bo Jackson 1990-04-09 BAL L 6-7 3
2 Mark Teahen 2008-03-31 DET W 5-4 2
3 Brian McRae 1994-04-04 BAL L 3-6 2
4 George Brett 1986-04-08 NYY L 2-4 2
5 U L Washington 1982-04-05 BAL L 5-13 2
6 Willie Aikens 1982-04-05 BAL L 5-13 2
7 Clint Hurdle 1979-04-05 TOR W 11-2 2
8 John Mayberry 1977-04-07 DET W 7-4 2
9 Freddie Patek 1975-04-07 CAL L 2-3 2
10 John Mayberry 1974-04-05 MIN L 4-6 2

Now there haven't been any multi-home run games but five players have homered on more than one opening day. And it's an interesting list, four Royals HoFers and Alex Gordon.

Rk Player Games HR
1 George Brett 4 Ind. Games 4
2 Frank White 2 Ind. Games 2
3 Hal McRae 2 Ind. Games 2
4 John Mayberry 2 Ind. Games 2
5 Alex Gordon 2 Ind. Games 2
Generated 3/29/2011.

Two more days.

2 comments:

  1. Hey, from an outsider's perspective, I don't think the Royals are gonna be as bad this year. Let me know what you think of this review: http://sportstatistics.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-training-spotlight-kansas-city.html

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  2. Looks pretty fair. You're a little more optimistic about Francoeur & Cabrera than I am and I like Hochevar a little more than you it appears, which isn't a knock by any means. I recognize he has yet to prove himself but I'm a believer in his stuff.

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