Special Sub-Topic: MLB Stadium Firsts
|Fenway Park was built in 1912. Who was the first opponent the Boston Red Sox played there?|
New York Highlanders. This game took place on April 20, 1912. The Red Sox won 7-6. The Highlanders became the Yankees in 1913.
|Yankee Stadium is one of the most hallowed ground in sports. The first game played there was in 1923. Who got the first hit?|
George Burns. Burns of the Red Sox hit a single.
|Shea Stadium, in Queens, NY, was the Mets' home in 1964. Who was the first person to hit a home run there?|
Willie Stargell. Stargell, with the Pirates, hit the home run on April 17, 1964. The Mets were an expansion team in 1962, and played their first two seasons at the Polo Grounds.
|Oriole Park became the home of the Baltimore Orioles in 1992. What team was the first to oppose the Baltimore Orioles?|
Cleveland Indians. The O's faced the Indians on April 6, 1992, and won 2-0.
|Sky Dome, later named the Rogers Centre, became the home of the Toronto Blue Jays in 1989. Who got the first hit in that ballpark?|
Paul Molitor. Molitor of the Brewers hit a double, on June 5, 1989.
|The Cleveland Indians called Jacobs Field their home in 1994. What type of hit was the first to be recorded there?|
Home run. Eric Anthony of the Seattle Mariners, hit a home run on April 4, 1994.
|Comerica Park was the new home of the Detroit Tigers in 2000. Who threw the first pitch there?|
Brian Moehler. This was on April 11, 2000 vs. the Seattle Mariners.
|The odd Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome hosted the Minnesota Twins in 1982. What Twin was the first to hit a home run there?|
Dave Engle. Engle did it on April 6, 1982 vs. the Seattle Mariners, a game in which the Twins lost.
|Wrigley Field of the Cubs was known to be baseball at its finest. Who was the Cubs' opponent in their first game they played there?|
Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs beat Cincinnati, by a score of 7-6.
|Comiskey Park 2, later named U.S. Cellular Field hosted the Chicago White Sox in 1991. Who got the first home run there?|
Cecil Fielder. Fielder got a home run there on the pounding the White Sox took in their first game at Comiskey 2, losing 16-0 to Detroit.
|The Kansas City Royals played in Kauffman Stadium in 1973. Who on the Royals got the first hit there?|
Amos Otis. Otis hit a single, as the Royals pounded the Rangers in the first game there, 12-1.
|The Atlanta Braves began playing in Turner Field in 1997, after they vacated Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. What Brave christened the ballpark with the first Brave home run there?|
Michael Tucker. Tucker did this 10 days after the park opened, on April 14, 1997.
|Pro Player Stadium / Joe Robbie Stadium / Dolphins Stadium, had played host to the Florida Marlins. What team first opposed the Marlins there?|
Los Angeles Dodgers. The Marlins beat the Dodgers 6-3.
|Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine, opened its doors to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1962. What type of hit was the first to be recorded there?|
Double. Eddie Kasko of the Cincinnati Reds hit a double.
|Safeco Field had the first retractable roof.|
F. The first with a retracteble roof was Sky Dome / Rogers Centre.
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