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First President to Throw Out Opening Day First Pitch

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Who was the first United States President to throw out the first ceremonial pitch on opening day?

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On the first day of the 1910 season President William Howard Taft became the first President to throw the ceremonial first pitch of a new major league baseball season.

Red Sox Opening Day Strikeouts

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To open the Boston Red Sox 2016 season pitcher David Price struck out 10 batters in route to a 6-2 Red Sox win. What Boston Red Sox pitcher was the first to fan 10 or more batters on opening day?

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To start the 1936 season Boston Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell struck out 10 on the way to a 9-4 victory. He was the first Red Sox pitcher to strikeout 10 or more on opening day. Others to accomplish this feat include:

  • 1988: Roger Clemems with 11
  • 1998: Pedro Martinez with 11
  • 2000: Pedro Martinez with 11
  • 2009: Josh Beckett with 10

1st Five Home Run Opening Day for Boston Red Sox

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For opening day 2015 the Boston Red Sox had a five home run outing in their defeat of the Philadelphia Phillies 8 to 0. That was not the first time that the Red Sox opened the season with a five home run game. When was the first time that the Red Sox opened their season with five home runs?

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On opening day 1965 the Boston Red Sox had their first five home run opening day against the Washington Senators, a game they won 7 to 2.

MLB Opening Day No Hitter

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Who has thrown the only baseball opening day no hitter?

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On April 16, 1940, pitcher Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians threw an opening day no hitter against the Chicago White Sox. Cleveland won that game, a pitcher’s duel, 1 to 0. It was the first of three no hitters that Feller threw in his career and remains, to date, the only opening day no hitter.