1912: The Red Sox beat Havard in the very first game ever played at Fenway Park. The exhibition contest against the Crimson takes place during an spring snow storm.
1913: Ebbets Field makes it debut as 12,000 cold fans watch the Phillies beat the Dodgers,1-0.
1947: Dodger skipper Leo Durocher is suspended for one year by commissioner Happy Chandler for an assortment of actions deemed detrimental to baseball. Corey becomes curious and will look into this.
1953: For the first time since 1901, big leaguers play baseball in Milwaukee. In the first game ever at County Stadium, the newly-arrived Braves take on their former cross-town rivals, the Boston Red Sox, in a pre-season exhibition game, which the hometown trails, 3-0, is washed-out after two innings due to rain.
1962: Keeping an Laotian prince waiting in the White House, President Kennedy opens up the Washington's $23-million dollar D.C. Stadium by tossing the ceremonial first pitch. Despite a rain delay, the chief executive stays for the entire game and enjoys seeing Mickey Vernons' Senators beat the Tigers, 4-1.
1963: As a favor to former Indians infielder Johnny Berardino, who plays Dr. Steve Hardy on General Hospital, Yogi Berra makes a cameo appearance on the popular ABC soap opera. The Yankee legend, known for his paradoxical contradictions, plays the role of Dr. Lawrence Berra, a brain surgeon. Hilarious
1965: In the opening ceremonies of the Astrodome, 24 astronauts threw 24 ceremonial first pitches as the Colt 45's become the Houston Astros and begin playing 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. Mickey Mantle hits the first indoor homer ever in an exhibition game with the Astros hosting the Yankees. President Lyndon Johnson was supposed to throw out the first pitch but arrived late.
1980: At the Kingdome, Opening Day starter Mike Parrot gets the win as the Mariners beat the Blue Jays, 8-6. The Oxnard native will not enjoy another victory for the rest of the year, finishing the season with a 1-16 record.
1981: At Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles rookie Fernando Valenzuela makes his first major league start, hurling a five-hitter beating the Astros, 2-0.
1985: White Sox Opening Day starter Tom Seaver establishes a big league record with his 15th Opening Day assignment. The previous record of 14 was held by Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators.
1987: Indian hurlers Phil Niekro and Steve Carlton combine to beat the Blue jays, 14-3 at Exhibition Stadium, making it the first time in major league history that two 300-game winners pitch for the same team in the same game. Niekro goes the first five innings to get his 312th career win and 'Lefty' blanks Toronto for the four frames.
1990: Astro Glen Davis is hit by a pitch three times, tying a major league record, in a 8-4 opening day loss to the Reds.
1993: Thanks to a four-run first inning sparked Eric Young's leadoff home run, the Rockies defeat the Expos 11-4 for their first win ever. The crowd of 80,227 at Colorado's Mile High Stadium establishes a new major league Opening Day attendance record.
1993: Nolan Ryan becomes oldest pitcher to start and win an Opening Day game as the Rangers win their home opener against the Red Sox, 3-1. Previously,Yankee southpaw Tommy John held the distinction being 45 years old when he started and beat the Twins in the1989 opener at the Metrodome.
2001: Willie Stargell, the all-time Pirate career leader in home runs, RBIs and extra-base hits dies from kidney problems at the age of 61. After leading the Bucs to the 1979 World Championship, 'Pops', a career .282 hitter, became the oldest player (39) to win a MVP award when he shares the award with Keith Hernandez.
2001: Pittsburgh's PNC Park makes its major league debut as hometown product, Sean Casey, leads the visiting Reds past the Pirates, 8-2. The Cincinnati first baseman, who hit the first home run at Miller Park three days ago, goes 4-for-4 and again has the honor of hitting the first round tripper in a major league park's history. The bat, which is used to hit both historic homers, is sent the Hall of Fame.
2006: Cory Sullivan becomes the 11th player in big league history to hit two triples in the same inning and the first since Gil Coan of the Senators accomplished the feat in 1951. The Colorado leadoff hitter's two seventh inning three-baggers contributes to the Rockies 10-4 win over Padres.
2009: Just hours after pitching six shutout innings against Oakland, Nick Adenhart is killed in a hit-and-run car accident. In memory of of the 22-year-old right-handed rookie, the Angels postpone tonight's game with the A's.