Season opener history

• Season opener record: 25-33

• Home opener record: 32-26

• Earliest Opening Day: This season. Previously, last season on March 29 at Baltimore.

• Latest Opening Day: April 26, 1995, at Boston. Season was delayed by strike.

 

Opening Day opponents

Oakland 12

Detroit 8

Kansas City 5

Baltimore 5

Toronto 5

N.Y. Yankees 4

L.A. Angels 4

Chicago White Sox 3

Cleveland 3

Seattle 3

Milwaukee 2

Texas 2

Washington Senators 1

Boston 1

Tampa Bay 1

 

Most Opening Day starts, position players

Joe Mauer 14

Harmon Killebrew 13

Rod Carew 12

Kent Hrbek 12

Kirby Puckett 11

Tony Oliva 10

 

Opening Day starts, pitcher

Brad Radke 9

Bert Blyleven 6

Frank Viola 4

Dave Goltz 3

Johan Santana 3

Jim Kaat 2

Camilo Pascual 2

Carl Pavano 2

Jim Perry 2

Ervin Santana 2

Jerry Koosman 2

Scott Erickson 2

Kevin Tapani 2

Jake Odorizzi 1

Phil Hughes 1

Ricky Nolasco 1

Vance Worley 1

Scott Baker 1

Francisco Liriano 1

Livan Hernandez 1

Bob Tewksbury 1

Jack Morris 1

Allan Anderson 1

Al Williams 1

Brad Havens 1

Pete Redfern 1

Tom Hall 1

Dean Chance 1

Mudcat Grant 1

Jack Kralick 1

Pedro Ramos 1