Opening day of the Major League Baseball season is not only a definite sign that spring has come, but it’s also akin to a religious experience for many baseball fans. It’s a time when every team still has an equal shot to reach the World Series in October, from the perennially snubbed Chicago Cubs to the powerhouse New York Yankees (featuring Derek Jeter, at right, and a new stadium this year) to the defending champion Philadelphia Phillies. Monday marks the opening day for many of these ball clubs (Sunday night for some), and for a piece in this weekend’s issue of the magazine, we asked ESPN baseball writer and commentator Tim Kurkjian to tell us about his memorable opening day experiences. He gave us three recollections, including an Indians/White Sox first game from 1940 that featured a Bob Feller no-hitter. But we bet that our readers have their own memories, too, so tell us below about your favorite opening day game ever.
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