opening day game thread

Loading Scores

Just like tonight's 50th season home opener, the Angels franchise home opener occurred at home against the Twins on April 27, 1961! It was the first ever meeting of these two teams. The Minnesota Twins were the relocated Washington Senators, one of the original teams of the American League. An expansion Senators also debuting in 1961 later became the Texas Rangers. As that boxscore above shows, Albie Pearson had the first ever hit at home for the club and the first run scored was by Steve Bilko, driven in by the first Angel HR and RBIs at home off the bat of one Earl Averill. The game took place at Wrigley Field, south of Downtown Los Angeles, where Bilko had scored many a run for the Los Angeles Angels of the PCL.

ALSO: Game Thread 2

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Halos Heaven

You must be a member of Halos Heaven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Halos Heaven. You should read them.

Join Halos Heaven

You must be a member of Halos Heaven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Halos Heaven. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker