Game Ending Home Runs on Opening Day

From The SABR Tattersall-McConnell Home Run Log, courtesy of David Vincent:

Game Ending HR on Opening Day

Date       Batter          Tm  Pitcher        Opp In Outs
04/19/1949 Tommy Henrich   NYA Sid Hudson     WAS  9 2
04/13/1954 Mickey Vernon   WAS Allie Reynolds NYA 10 1
04/12/1960 Chuck Essegian  LAN Don Els

From The SABR Tattersall-McConnell Home Run Log, courtesy of David Vincent:

Game Ending HR on Opening Day

Date       Batter          Tm  Pitcher        Opp In Outs
04/19/1949 Tommy Henrich   NYA Sid Hudson     WAS  9 2
04/13/1954 Mickey Vernon   WAS Allie Reynolds NYA 10 1
04/12/1960 Chuck Essegian  LAN Don Elston     CHN 11 2
04/19/1960 Minnie Minoso   CHA John Tsitouris KC   9 0
04/12/1965 Bob Bailey      PIT Juan Marichal  SFN 10 0
04/08/1969 Willie Smith    CHN Barry Lersch   PHI 11 1
04/06/1971 Billy Williams  CHN Bob Gibson     SLN 10 1
04/06/1974 Mike Schmidt    PHI Tug McGraw     NYN  9 1
04/08/1977 Joe Ferguson    HOU Bob Johnson    ATL 11 0
04/08/1978 Richie Zisk     TEX Rich Gossage   NYA  9 0
04/10/1980 Sixto Lezcano   MIL Dick Drago     BOS  9 2
04/09/1985 Gary Carter     NYN Neil Allen     SLN 10 1
04/08/1986 Jim Presley     SEA Ken Forsch     CAL 10 2
04/26/1995 Dante Bichette  COL Mike Remlinger NYN 14 1
04/05/1999 Raul Mondesi    LAN John Frascatore ARI11 2
04/03/2000 Tony Batista    TOR Jerry Spradlin KCA  9 2
03/31/2003 Carl Crawford   TBA Chad Fox       BOS  9 2
04/05/2004 Carlos Beltran  KCA Damaso Marte   CHA  9 1
04/05/2004 Shannon Stewart MIN Chad Durbin    CLE 11 2
04/04/2005 Joe Randa       CIN Braden Looper  NYN  9 0
04/04/2005 Clint Barmes    COL Trevor Hoffman SDN  9 2
03/30/2008 Ryan Zimmerman  WAS Peter Moylan   ATL  9 2



Originally published: April 3, 2008. Last Updated: April 3, 2008.

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