| Best Opening Day Player and Stats
The following player had one of the best opening day performances in baseball history. What great opening day stats, memories, and the start to a new season. One of the best opening days in baseball history.
Maris - Cleveland Indians
Opening Day, 1957. Roger Maris, playing for the Cleveland
Indians in his first major league game, smashed 3 singles
driving in one run.
The Chicago White Sox, led by pitcher Billy Pierce beat Cleveland
in 11 innings.
In the 3rd. game of the season, Maris hit his first major
league homer. In his rookie year, Roger played 116 games ....
hit 14 home runs.... 51 R.B.I.'s.
In 1961, playing for the New York Yankees, Maris hit 61 home
runs breaking Babe Ruth's record for one season. Career homer
total ..... 275.... playing in 1463 games...... batted 5101
times. We honor your baseball record.