• Yankeeland Opening Day 2011

    Posted by on March 31st, 2011 · Comments (4)

    The Yankees are 62-45-1 (.579) in 108 Opening Day games in their history. The 2011 season marks their first season-opening game at home since 2008. Below is a list of Yankees season-opening game starting pitchers since 1973:

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    Comments on Yankeeland Opening Day 2011

    1. Jim TreshFan
      March 31st, 2011 | 8:52 am

      Interesting that in a nine year period (1985-1993) the Yankees had nine different opening day starting pitchers. What I remember is that in 1965 Jim Bouton—or “Who?,” as Mickey Mantle called him—was the opening day starter.

    2. redbug
      March 31st, 2011 | 4:57 pm

      Kinda not a surprise the Yanks didn’t win the following years:

      Phil Niekro 1985
      Rick Rhoden 1988
      Dennis Rasmussen 1987
      Dave LaPoint 1990
      Tim Leary 1991
      Scott Sanderson 1992
      Carl Pavano 2007

    3. 77yankees
      March 31st, 2011 | 7:41 pm

      Interesting looking at that list that out of the 11 World Series during that time, only C.C. started the opener as well as Game 1 of the World Series the same year (and lost both ironically).

    4. Raf
      April 1st, 2011 | 6:49 am

      redbug wrote:

      Kinda not a surprise the Yanks didn’t win the following years:
      Phil Niekro 1985
      Rick Rhoden 1988
      Dennis Rasmussen 1987
      Dave LaPoint 1990
      Tim Leary 1991
      Scott Sanderson 1992
      Carl Pavano 2007

      Still, it’s a bit unfair to lump 85, 88 & 2007 with the rest. Especially 85 (97 wins and finishing two games out) & 07 (wild card winner)

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