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“Life Begins on Opening Day”

Apr 1, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

Lots of Opening Day broadcasts will have nostalgia-filled montages. But they’re not gonna be as good as this one from the MLB Film and Video Archive.

Highlights: snippets of Mel Allen, Jerry Coleman, Curt Gowdy, Milo Hamilton, Ernie Harwell, Ralph Kiner, Tony Kubek, Vin Scully and Mike Shannon on the mic, Bob Feller, Jackie Robinson and all kinds of other goodness.


  1. spudchukar - Apr 1, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    …and the day America brings back bunting.

  2. historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Those Toronto Blueberries unis were something, weren’t they?

  3. Joe - Apr 1, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    I think the red-on-red Cleveland uni’s were really the best look for Frank Robinson.

  4. offseasonblues - Apr 1, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    I did enjoy, thanks Craig.

  5. hojo20 - Apr 1, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Opening Day is the best.

  6. someguyinva - Apr 1, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Needs more Tuffy Rhodes.

  7. spudchukar - Apr 1, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    And what better way to kick off the season than a Yankee/Red Sox square off, the battle for the AL East cellar begins!

  8. elmo - Apr 1, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Opening day should be a national holiday.

  9. decimusprime - Apr 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    OPENING DAY! (pt 2) Go Blue Go!! Lets get win number one against last years champs and show why we have the $200 million dollar man on the mound.

  10. natstowngreg - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Obviously, for us Nats fans, Ryan Zimmerman’s walk-off to open Nationals Park was special. But so was Hank Aaron tying Babe Ruth on Opening Day. Or Bob Feller pitching a no-hitter. Or Jackie Robinson, just playing on Opening Day.

  11. thenaturalmevs - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Best day of the year, Merry Christmas all.

  12. moogro - Apr 2, 2013 at 6:17 AM

    “Life Starts at The Top of a Hill.”

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