MLB: Top 20 Players with the Most Opening Day Home Runs

Frank Robinson, Ken Griffey, and Adam Dunn - All One-Time Reds - Have The Most Opening Day Home Runs

Frank Robinson, Ken Griffey, and Adam Dunn – All One-Time Reds – Have The Most Opening Day Home Runs

Let’s wrap up Sports List of the Day‘s take on Opening Day.

Yesterday, we ran through players with the most Opening Day appearances and promised today’s post – players with the most Opening Day home runs.

Three have eight: Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, destined Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr. and, um, Adam Dunn. Dunn did it in six games.

Another three have seven: Babe Ruth himself, the great Willie Mays and a third Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews.

The rest of these players – another 26 – have either six or five Opening Day homers.

  PLAYER OPENING DAY HOME RUNS
GAMES
1. Frank Robinson
8 8
1. Ken Griffey 8 7
1. Adam Dunn 8 6
4. Babe Ruth 7 6
4. Willie Mays 7 6
4. Eddie Mathews 7 5
7. Dave Winfield 6 6
7. Scott Rolen 6 6
7. Gary Carter 6 6
7. Carl Yastrzemski 6 5
7. Brooks Robinson 6 5
7. Richie Hebner 6 5
7. Barry Bonds 6 5
14. Mike Schmidt 5 5
14. Tino Martinez 5 5
14. Jeff Kent 5 5
14. Todd Hundley 5 5
14. Dwight Evans 5 5
14. Orlando Cepeda 5 5
14. Jim Thome 5 4
14. Shannon Stewart 5 4
14. Richie Sexson 5 4
14. Fred McGriff 5 4
14. Chuck Klein 5 4
14. Vladimir Guerrero 5 4
14. Luis Gonzalez 5 4
14. Roy Campanella 5 4
14. Tony Batista 5 4
14. Jeff Bagwell 5 4
14. Joe Torre 5 3
14. Xavier Nady 5 3
14. Juan Gonzalez 5 3

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