Earlier ESPN announced that it would air a Home Run Derby marathon on what would’ve been Opening Day this Thursday. MLB Network just one-upped ’em, announcing that it will air a marathon of memorable Opening Day games.
Here’s the schedule:
- 1:00 p.m. ET – New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians, April 2, 1996 – Derek Jeter hits a home run in his first career Opening Day;
- 4:00 p.m. ET – San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers, April 1, 2013 – Clayton Kershaw pitches a shutout and hits a home run for the Dodgers;
- 6:00 p.m. ET – San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks, April 2, 2017 – Madison Bumgarner duels against Zach Greinke;
- 9:00 p.m. ET – San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies, April 4, 2005 – Teams score a combined 22 runs in a back-and-forth game; and
- Midnight – New York Mets at Chicago Cubs – April 4, 1994 – Tuffy Rhodes hits three home runs for the Cubs.
Jeter. Kershaw. Bumgardner. Greinke. A wild affair. The Tuffy Rhodes game. Not a bad lineup.
If you have MLB Network, your Thursday is all sorted.