| Best Opening Day Player and Stats
The following player had one of the best opening day performances in baseball history. What great opening day stats, memories, and the start to a new season. One of the best opening days in baseball history.
Castilla - Col. Rockies
Vinny Castilla, 3rd Baseman. On Opening Day March 31, 1998,
Vinny had a great day!
Colorado was beating Arizona 1-0 in the 6th. inning, when
Vinny crashed a 2 run homer. Then in the 7th inning Castilla
hit a 3 run shot. He got 3 hits in 5 at bats, scored 3 runs,
crushed 2 home runs and had 5 RBI"s. Colorado won 9-2.
He ended the year batting .319, got 206 hits, scored 108
runs, wacked 46 homers and drove in 144 runs. What a