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Phillies Opening Day: By the numbers

Phillies Opening Day: By the numbers

It's time for the 132nd season opener for the Phillies.

Page 205 of the media guide lists the season openers year-by-year. From 1883 through 1914, there is no listing of the winning and losing pitchers. Box scores from those years are not available.

The Phillies have won 59 openers, lost 70 and been involved in two ties (1923 and '24).

As can be expected, some Phillies icons have put up impressive numbers over the years. However, there are also some numbers put up by lesser-known players.

Most starts
Mike Schmidt, 16 (position player)
Steve Carlton, 14 (pitcher)

Most consecutive starts
Schmidt, 16
Robin Roberts, 12

Most games, manager
Harry Wright, 10

Most positions played
Ed Delahanty, four (first base, second base, left field, center field)
Tony Taylor, four (first base, second base, third base, left field)
Von Hayes, four (first base, left field, center field, right field)

Most home runs
Sherry Magee, two (April 14, 1914, Baker Bowl)
Lefty O'Doul, two (April 18, 1929, Baker Bowl)
Chuck Klein, two (April 14, 1931, Baker Bowl)
Don Money, two (April 8, 1969, Wrigley Field)

Home runs, first at-bat
1886 George Wood
1938 Emmett Mueller (leadoff)
1951 Mike Goliat
1962 Clay Dalrymple
1964 Roy Sievers
1979 Garry Maddox
1980 Greg Luzinski
1984 Schmidt
1995 Tony Longmire (pinch-hit)

Most wins, career
Roberts, five
Grover Alexander, four

Most home runs, career
Schmidt, five
Klein, three
Scott Rolen, three

Larry Shenk is the vice president of Alumni Relations for the Phillies. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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