One week from today the Milwaukee Brewers will begin the 2015 MLB season. Opening Day is always a great day; every team (and its fans) have unlimited optimism for a great season. It’s a new start for players and teams.
For some players, Opening Day has proven to be a big day in their careers. Case in point: For the Brewers, Sixto Lezcano had a few memorable games on Opening Day; in fact, he is the only player in MLB history to hit a grand slam on Opening Day twice, in 1978 and 1980… both times as a member of the Brewers.
Lezcano tops the Brewers with the most Opening Day home runs and RBIs. Here’s a look at those Brewers players who have the most HRs and RBIs for the Brewers on Opening Day.
Most HRs on Opening Day (Brewers)
3: Sixto Lezcano
2: Jeff Cirillo, Carlos Gomez, Larry Hisle, Ben Oglivie, Richie Sexson, Greg Vaughn, Robin Yount
Most RBIs on Opening Day (Brewers)
11: Sixto Lezcano
8: Cecil Cooper, Robin Yount
7: Paul Molitor
6: Jeff Cirillo
5: Ryan Braun, Larry Hisle, John Jaha, Geoff Jenkins, Don Money, Dave Nilsson, Ben Oglivie, Aramis Ramirez, Greg Vaughn
In looking at records back to 1914, we see that a couple of familiar names top the list of all players with HR and RBI success on Opening Day. Babe Ruth tops the list of most RBIs on Opening Day with 22, while Frank Robinson, Ken Griffey, Jr. and (surprise) Adam Dunn top the list each with eight Opening Day home runs. Here are the players with the most Opening Day HRs and RBIs since 1914.
Opening Day HRs
8: Adam Dunn, Ken Griffey, Jr., Frank Robinson
7: Eddie Mathews, Willie Mays, Babe Ruth
Opening Day RBIs
22: Babe Ruth
21: Adam Dunn
19: Vladimir Guerrero
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