List of Brooklyn Dodgers Opening Day starting pitchers

The newly constructed Ebbets Field on its first Opening Day, April 9, 1913. The Brooklyn Dodgers' starting pitcher was Nap Rucker (right), pictured on a 1911 baseball card, who was opening Brooklyn's season for his fifth and last time. The Dodgers lost 1–0 to the Philadelphia Phillies.[1]

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Nap Rucker Baseball Card

From their inception in 1884 through their last year in Brooklyn, 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers (also known as the Trolley Dodgers, Grooms, Bridegrooms, Superbas, and Robins at various times in their history) used 41 different starting pitchers on Opening Day. Brickyard Kennedy made the most Opening Day starts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, with 6 such starts between 1894 and 1900. Nap Rucker made 5 such starts between 1907 and 1913. Carl Erskine made 4 Opening Day starts between 1951 and 1955 and Van Mungo also made 4 Opening Day starts between 1934 and 1938. Five Brooklyn pitchers made 3 Opening Day starts: Leon Cadore, Watty Clark, Don Newcombe, Jesse Petty, Dutch Ruether. The first game of the new baseball season for a team is played on Opening Day, and being named the Opening Day starter is an honor, which is often given to the player who is expected to lead the pitching staff that season,[2] though there are various strategic reasons why a team's best pitcher might not start on Opening Day.[3]

The Dodgers played in the modern World Series nine times before moving to Los Angeles, winning once in 1955, when Carl Esrkine was the Opening Day pitcher. Erskine was also the Opening Day pitcher in 1953 when they played in the World Series but lost to the New York Yankees. Joe Hatten also had two Opening Day starts in World Series years, 1947 and 1949. Other Opening Day starting pitchers in World Series years were Larry Cheney in 1916, Leon Cadore in 1920, Whit Wyatt in 1941, Preacher Roe in 1952, and Don Newcombe in 1956.

Prior to the existence of the modern World Series, the Dodgers won National League championships in 1890, 1899 and 1900. They also won an American Association championship in 1889, when the American Association was considered a Major League. They played in the 19th century version of the World Series in 1889 and 1890. Mickey Hughes was the Opening Day starting pitcher in 1889, Bob Caruthers was the Opening Day starting pitcher in 1890, and Kennedy was the Opening Day starting pitcher in 1899 and 1900.

Don Newcombe was the starting pitcher in 1956, the last Opening Day that the Dodgers played in their longtime home field, Ebbets Field. Newcombe was also the Opening Day starter on Opening Day of the 1957 season, the Dodgers last Opening Day before moving to Los Angeles. Nap Rucker was the Opening Day starting pitcher in the last Opening Day the team (then called the Trolley Dodgers) played at their previous home park, Washington Park, in 1912. Rucker was also the Opening Day pitcher in the first game at Ebbets Field in 1913.

Joe Hatten was the Opening Day starting pitcher in one of the most momentous games in baseball history. That was in 1947, the years of Jackie Robinson's first game in the Major Leagues, ending the racial segregation that had prevailed in Major League Baseball since before 1900. The Joe Hatten started and the Dodgers won Jackie Robinson's first major league game, beating the Boston Braves 5-3 at Ebbets Field.[4]

Key

Year Each year is linked to an article about that particular Dodgers season.
W Win
L Loss
T Tie Game; no decision to starting pitcher
ND (W) No Decision by starting pitcher; Dodgers won game
ND (L) No Decision by starting pitcher; Dodgers lost game
(W) Dodgers won game; no information on starting pitcher's decision
(L) Dodgers lost game; no information on starting pitcher's decision
(#) Number of appearances as Opening Day starter
Location Stadium in italics for home game
* American Association champions
** National League champions
# World Series Champions

Pitchers

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Brickyard Kennedy was the Opening Day starting pitcher six times, more often than any other pitcher during the franchise's time in Brooklyn.
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Bob Caruthers was Brooklyn's Opening Day starting pitcher in their first season in the National League, 1890, in which the team won the National League championship.
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Dave Foutz was Brooklyn's Opening Day starting pitcher in 1892.
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Hall of Famer Rube Marquard was Brooklyn's Opening Day starting pitcher in 1918.
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George Earnshaw was the Dodgers Opening Day starting pitcher in 1936.
Year Pitcher Decision Opponent Location Reference
1884 Sam Kimber (L) Washington Statesmen Athletic Park [5]
1885 John Harkins (W) Baltimore Orioles Oriole Park [6]
1886 John Harkins (2) (L) Baltimore Orioles Oriole Park [7]
1887 Henry Porter (W) New York Metropolitans Washington Park [8][9]
1888 Bob Caruthers (W) Cleveland Blues Washington Park [9][10]
1889* Mickey Hughes (L) Philadelphia Athletics Jefferson Street Grounds or Gloucester Point Grounds [11]
1890** Bob Caruthers (2) (L) Boston Beaneaters Congress Street Grounds [12]
1891 George Hemming (W) Philadelphia Phillies Huntingdon Grounds [13]
1892 Dave Foutz (W) Baltimore Orioles Union Park [14]
1893 Ed Stein (L) Philadelphia Phillies Huntingdon Grounds [15]
1894 Brickyard Kennedy (L) Boston Beaneaters South End Grounds [16]
1895 Brickyard Kennedy (2) (W) New York Giants Polo Grounds [17]
1896 Brickyard Kennedy (3) (W) Baltimore Orioles Union Park [18]
1897 Harley Payne (W) Washington Nationals Boundary Field [19]
1898 Brickyard Kennedy (4) (W) Philadelphia Phillies Baker Bowl [20]
1899** Brickyard Kennedy (5) (L) Boston Beaneaters Washington Park [21]
1900** Brickyard Kennedy (6) (W) New York Giants Polo Grounds [22]
1901 Bill Donovan (W) Philadelphia Phillies Baker Bowl [23]
1902 Bill Donovan (2) (W) Boston Beaneaters Washington Park [24]
1903 Henry Schmidt (W) New York Giants Polo Grounds [25]
1904 Oscar Jones (L) New York Giants Washington Park [26]
1905 Oscar Jones (2) (L) Philadelphia Phillies Washington Park [27]
1906 Harry McIntire (L) Boston Beaneaters Washington Park [28]
1907 Elmer Stricklett (L) Boston Doves South End Grounds [29]
1908 Nap Rucker (L) Boston Doves 'Washington Park [30]
1909 Kaiser Wilhelm (W) New York Giants Polo Grounds [31]
1910 Nap Rucker (2) (W) Philadelphia Phillies Baker Bowl [32]
1911 Cy Barger L Boston Rustlers South End Grounds [33][34]
1912 Nap Rucker (3) L New York Giants Washington Park [35]
1913 Nap Rucker (4) (L) Philadelphia Phillies Ebbets Field [36]
1914 Ed Reulbach (W) Boston Braves Ebbets Field [37]
1915 Jeff Pfeffer (L) New York Giants Polo Grounds [38]
1916** Larry Cheney (L) Boston Braves Ebbets Field [39]
1917 Wheezer Dell (L) Philadelphia Phillies Ebbets Field [40]
1918 Rube Marquard L New York Giants Polo Grounds [41][42]
1919 Leon Cadore W Boston Braves Braves Field [43][44]
1920** Leon Cadore (2) W Philadelphia Phillies Ebbets Field [45][46]
1921 Leon Cadore (3) ND (W) Boston Braves Braves Field [47][48]
1922 Dutch Ruether W New York Giants Polo Grounds [49][50]
1923 Dutch Ruether (2) T Philadelphia Phillies Ebbets Field [51]
1924 Dutch Ruether (3) W New York Giants Polo Grounds [52][53]
1925 Dazzy Vance W Philadelphia Phillies Ebbets Field [54][55]
1926 Jesse Petty W New York Giants Polo Grounds [56][57]
1927 Jesse Petty (2) W Boston Braves Braves Field [58][59]
1928 Jesse Petty (3) L Philadelphia Phillies Ebbets Field [60][61]
1929 Watty Clark L Boston Braves Braves Field [62][63]
1930 Watty Clark (2) L Philadelphia Phillies Ebbets Field [64][65]
1931 Jack Quinn L Boston Braves Braves Field [66][67]
1932 Waite Hoyt L Boston Braves Ebbets Field [68][69]
1933 Watty Clark (3) W Philadelphia Phillies Baker Bowl [70][71]
1934 Van Mungo W Boston Braves Ebbets Field [72][73]
1935 Van Mungo (2) W Philadelphia Phillies Baker Bowl [74][75]
1936 George Earnshaw L New York Giants Ebbets Field [76][77]
1937 Van Mungo (3) L New York Giants Ebbets Field [78][79]
1938 Van Mungo (4) ND (W) Philadelphia Phillies Baker Bowl [80][81]
1939 Red Evans L New York Giants Ebbets Field [82][83]
1940 Whit Wyatt W Boston Braves Braves Field [84][85]
1941** Whit Wyatt (2) L New York Giants Ebbets Field [86][87]
1942 Curt Davis W New York Giants Polo Grounds [88][89]
1943 Ed Head W New York Giants Ebbets Field [90][91]
1944 Hal Gregg L Philadelphia Phillies Shibe Park [92][93]
1945 Curt Davis (2) W Philadelphia Phillies Ebbets Field [94][95]
1946 Hal Gregg (2) L Boston Braves Braves Field [96][97]
1947** Joe Hatten ND (W) Boston Braves Ebbets Field [4][98][99]
1948 Rex Barney ND (W) New York Giants Polo Grounds [100][101]
1949** Joe Hatten (2) W New York Giants Ebbets Field [102][103]
1950 Don Newcombe L Philadelphia Phillies Shibe Park [104][105]
1951 Carl Erskine L Philadelphia Phillies Ebbets Field [106][107]
1952** Preacher Roe W Boston Braves Braves Field [108][109]
1953** Carl Erskine (2) ND (W) Pittsburgh Pirates Ebbets Field [110][111]
1954 Carl Erskine (3) L New York Giants Polo Grounds [112][113][114]
1955# Carl Erskine (4) W Pittsburgh Pirates Ebbets Field [115][116]
1956** Don Newcombe (2) L Philadelphia Phillies Ebbets Field [117][118]
1957 Don Newcombe (3) ND (W) Philadelphia Phillies Connie Mack Stadium [119][120]

References

General
  • "Los Angeles Dodgers Opening Day Starters and Results". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012-01-05. Covers 1919 through 1957.
Specific
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Elmer Stricklett

Elmer Griffin Stricklett (August 29, 1876 – June 7, 1964) was an American professional baseball pitcher. He pitched in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox and Brooklyn Superbas from 1904 through 1907. Including his time in minor league baseball, Stricklett pitched professionally from 1897 through 1912.

Stricklett is considered one of the pioneers of the spitball. He learned the pitch while playing in the minor leagues. He later taught the spitball to Ed Walsh and Jack Chesbro, both of whom were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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