Great infographic from infographic world via ESPN.com about various Opening Day statistics. The picture below is one excerpt in a very, very tall graphic (which won't fully paste in). The Dodgers have a .516 winning percentage on Opening Day; the Padres are at .465. I wish they had done the home / road split, however:
Also of note in the graphic:
- Jackie Robinson's momentous 1947 Opening Day merits a shoutout on the timeline;
- Don Drysdale's second Opening Day homer in 1959 also gets pub, as it makes Drysdale the only pitcher to have two Opening Day HRs;
- Ken Landreaux and Raul Mondesi are some of the players tied for second in "Most RBI on Opening Day", with 6;
- The Dodgers' 1983 opener, a 16-7 win over the Astros, was one of the games with the most runs on Opening Day;
- There's something else in there about the Giants getting some lucky breaks over the Brooklyn Dodgers in the early 1900s, but the data was unclear.
Enjoy! Get fired up; T-minus 10 hours and counting to real Dodger baseball!