ESPN Infographic: Opening Day
While baseball, our national pastime, may have lost some fans in recent years, Opening Day is still something of a holiday in dozens of cities across the country.
We all know that Opening Day is the first day of the regular Major League Baseball season. But did you know that the city of Cincinnati hosted the first Opening Day in National League history, way back in 1876, or that William Howard Taft started the tradition of U.S. presidents throwing out a ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day when he tossed out the first pitch in a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Athletics on April 14, 1910?
So before you get our your lucky jersey and baseball glove to cheer on your favorite team this year, take a look at our infographic that will tell you everything you’d ever need to know about Opening Day. And then sit back, relax and enjoy a day at the ballpark.