This day in baseball: Opening Day double header

April 20, 1903 was Opening Day at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds in Boston, Massachusetts.  8,376 fans watched on as the Americans defeated the Athletics 9-4 in the morning game of a doubleheader.  In the second game of the match-up, 27,658 fans witnessed an A’s victory, 10-7.  This second contest featured future Hall of Fame pitchers Cy Young (of the Americans) and Eddie Plank (for the Athletics).

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Eddie Plank (Wikimedia Commons)

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2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Opening Day double header”

  1. Steve Myers says:

    someone who had never heard the word double header might think baseball was a sci fi movie.


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