Top 5 Baseball Opening Day Moments

March 28, 2014 10:00 AM
Top 5 Baseball Opening Day Moments
By Jason Iannone

" ยป More columns

" Despite Ozzie Smith and Budweiser’s many pleas, Opening Day for Major League Baseball is not an official federal holiday. But it might as well be, since it already meets several holiday requirements — parades, pageantry, fireworks and, most importantly, not going to school or work (we’re not endorsing such things, just saying that it happens so deal with it).

Opening Day is far more than a mere series of games, it’s an event. And, as befitting a major event, several historic in-game moments have occurred throughout the years. Some changed the game forever, others are just really freakin’ cool. Here are five of our favorites.

5. Hank Aaron Hits Home Run #714

Even though he may not be the all-time home run king anymore (steroids or not, Barry Bonds’ over-sized head gets to wear that crown), Hank Aaron’s quest to break Babe Ruth’s legendary record is still one of baseball history’s greatest stories. While he didn’t break the record on Opening Day of 1974, he did in fact tie it, which was an awesome moment in and of itself.

And he wasted no time in doing so "

Click here to read the whole article

Google related News

Friday, March 28, 2014 by CBS Local

Top 5 Baseball Opening Day Moments

Despite Ozzie Smith and Budweiser's many pleas, Opening Day for Major League Baseball is not an official federal holiday. But it might as well 

Read more
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 by Tbo

Top 5 Baseball Teams

Plant (13-5) ? The Panthers have had some non-district slips and have gone 2-3 since winning the Saladino Tournament, which includes a 

Read more
Friday, March 28, 2014 by Bleacher Report

Projecting Big League ETAs for Baseball's 5 Most MLB-Ready ...

Specifically, top-ranked prospects Oscar Taveras, Javier Baez and Archie projected 2014 ETAs for baseball's five most MLB-ready prospects.

Read more
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 by UKAthletics

No. 17 Baseball Faces Second Straight Top-Five Foe at No. 5 Vandy

17 Kentucky baseball team will face off with a top-five foe in consecutive weekends, traveling to No. 5 Vanderbilt for a three-game series, with 

Read more