Nine to Know:Opening Day Pitching Stats since 1908

Opening Day celebrates great pitchers like Feller, Seaver, and Johnson (Walter and Randy)

  1. Tom Seaver pitched in more Opening Days than any other pitcher (16).
  2. Walter Johnson has the most innings pitched of any pitcher (124.0).
  3. Randy Johnson recorded 107 strikeouts, the most of any pitcher.
  4. Jack Morris walked 39 batters, the most of any pitcher.
  5. The pitcher who surrendered the most home runs is Camilo Pascual who gave up 13.
  6. Walter Johnson tossed seven Opening Day shutouts, more than twice as many as any other pitcher.
  7. The Big Train’s nine wins are the most for any pitcher.
  8. Steve Carlton‘s nine losses are the most on Opening Day.
  9. Bob Feller‘s no-hitter on April 16, 1944 against the White Sox is the only no-no thrown on Opening Day. However, Walter Johnson’s six-hit 1-0 win may be be the most impressive win on Opening Day as he led his Senators in a complete game win over the Philadelphia A’s pitching all 15 innings.
1Tom Seaver1672.778 3.1316200100.2964135820811.15NYM,CIN,CHW
2Steve Carlton1539.250 4.301420092.09248441130661.33STL,PHI
3Jack Morris1486.571 3.3914500106.1995040939751.30DET,MIN,TOR
4Walter Johnson1495.643 1.31141270124.0812518131790.90WSH
5Randy Johnson1472.778 2.491411097.27531279381071.16SEA,ARI,NYY
6Robin Roberts1357.417 4.0313800105.010151471223371.18PHI,HOU
7Roger Clemens1363.667 4.081310088.1714240637721.22BOS,TOR,NYY
8Dennis Eckersley1222.500 3.56711448.0422019816401.21CLE,BOS,OAK
9Bert Blyleven1233.500 3.211220087.0733431726571.14MIN,TEX,PIT,CLE,CAL
10Pete Alexander1284.667 3.1212101098.0944334520451.16PHI,CHC,STL

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