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2009 Opening Day

Stars shine brightly on a beautiful Opening Day

Players line up for pregame ceremonies prior to the Mets-Reds Opening Day matchup at Great American Ball Park. (Matt York/AP)
Ken Griffey Jr. tied a Major League record with his eighth Opening Day home run, Carlos Zambrano earned his first career Opening Day win and new Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez closed out Johan Santana's win as baseball returned with a bang from coast to coast. Full story >

Team coverage
History
Citi Field: Opened April 13

After 45 years at Shea Stadium, the Mets began their inaugural season at Citi Field on April 13 when they fell to the Padres. Full coverage >

Yankee Stadium: Opened April 16

New ace CC Sabathia started the Yanks' '09 opener in Baltimore and again April 16 vs. Cleveland in the new Yankee Stadium opener. Full coverage >

Multimedia
  • Top 5 plays of Opening Day
  • FastCast: April 6
  • Phillies raise '08 banner
  • Bush throws out first pitch in Texas
  • MLB Tonight's '09 predictions