This day in baseball: Opening Day run extravaganza

On Opening Day in 1900, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Beaneaters (also known as the Braves) decided to play out their first game of the new century with a bang.  The teams set a record for most runs scored in an Opening Day game as they went ten innings in the match-up.  The Beaneaters scored a whopping nine runs in the ninth inning to send the game into the tenth, only to lose to Philadelphia 19-17.

Boston Beaneaters, 1900 (Wikimedia Commons)

One Comment on “This day in baseball: Opening Day run extravaganza”

  1. steve says:

    been down hill ever since for the phillies.

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