the fabulous baron munchausen (karel zeman, 1962)
music friday: the magic tour

opening day #40

[As I write this, there is a 90% chance of rain tomorrow.]

Tomorrow I will attend my 40th consecutive Giants home opener. Here is how the first 39 turned out:

4-17-80: Opening Day # 1 (Giants 7 Padres 3)
4- 9-81: Opening Day # 2 (Padres 4 Giants 1, 12 inn.)
4-13-82: Opening Day # 3 (Giants 3 Padres 2)
4- 5-83: Opening Day # 4 (Padres 16 Giants 13)
4- 3-84: Opening Day # 5 (Cubs 5 Giants 3)
4- 9-85: Opening Day # 6 (Giants 4 Padres 3)
4-15-86: Opening Day # 7 (Astros 8 Giants 3)
4- 6-87: Opening Day # 8 (Giants 4 Padres 3, 12 inn.)
4- 7-88: Opening Day # 9 (Giants 6 Padres 1)
4-10-89: Opening Day #10 (Dodgers 7 Giants 4)
4-13-90: Opening Day #11 (Padres 8 Giants 3)
4-15-91: Opening Day #12 (Dodgers 2 Giants 1)
4-14-92: Opening Day #13 (Padres 4 Giants 0)
4-12-93: Opening Day #14 (Giants 4 Marlins 3, 11 inn.)
4- 4-94: Opening Day #15 (Giants 8 Pirates 0)
4-28-95: Opening Day #16 (Giants 4 Marlins 0)
4-12-96: Opening Day #17 (Giants 4 Cubs 1)
4- 1-97: Opening Day #18 (Pirates 5 Giants 2)
4- 7-98: Opening Day #19 (Giants 5 Astros 4, 10 inn.)
4- 8-99: Opening Day #20 (Giants 12 Padres 4)
4-11-00: Opening Day #21 (Dodgers 6 Giants 5)
4- 2-01: Opening Day #22 (Giants 3 Padres 2)
4- 5-02: Opening Day #23 (Giants 3 Padres 1, 10 inn.)
4- 7-03: Opening Day #24 (Giants 7, Padres 4)
4-12-04: Opening Day #25 (Giants 7 Brewers 5)
4- 5-05: Opening Day #26 (Giants 4, Dodgers 2)
4- 6-06: Opening Day #27 (Giants 6, Braves 4)
4 -3-07: Opening Day #28 (Padres 7 Giants 0)
4- 7-08: Opening Day #29 (Padres 8, Giants 4)
4- 7-09: Opening Day #30 (Giants 10 Brewers 6)
4- 9-10: Opening Day #31 (Giants 5 Braves 4, 13 inn.)
4- 8-11: Opening Day #32 (Giants 5 Cardinals 4, 12 inn.)
4-13-12: Opening Day #33 (Giants 5 Pirates 0)
4- 5-13: Opening Day #34 (Giants 1 Cardinals 0)
4- 8-14: Opening Day #35 (Giants 7 Diamondbacks 3)
4-13-15: Opening Day #36 (Rockies 2 Giants 0)
4- 7-16: Opening Day #37 (Giants 12 Dodgers 6)
4-10-17: Opening Day #38 (Giants 4 D-Backs 1)
4 - 3-18: Opening Day #39 (Mariners 6 Giants 4)
4- 5-19: OPENING DAY #40: RAYS-GIANTS

Bonus for hardcore baseball fans: here are the starting lineups for my first Opening Day back in 1980. Three future Hall-of-Famers ... I have no idea if that's a lot or a little for any random game:

San Diego Padres, managed by Jerry Coleman:

  1. Ozzie Smith ss
  2. Dave Cash 2b
  3. Gene Richards lf
  4. Dave Winfield rf
  5. Willie Montanez 1b
  6. Gene Tenace c
  7. Jerry Mumphrey cf
  8. Aurelio Rodriguez 3b
  9. Eric Rasmussen p

San Francisco Giants, managed by Dave Bristol:

  1. Bill North cf
  2. Darrell Evans 3b
  3. Jack Clark rf
  4. Willie McCovey 1b
  5. Terry Whitfield lf
  6. Rennie Stennett 2b
  7. Milt May c
  8. Johnnie LeMaster ss
  9. Vida Blue p

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