On April 4, 1994, The Cleveland Indians inaugurate Jacobs Field with a 4 – 3 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Eddie Murray hits a home run for the Indians, who played their last game at Cleveland Stadium in 1993. Murray becomes baseball’s all-time leader in games played at first base, manning the position in 2,369 major league contests to surpass the mark set by Jake Beckley, a Hall of Famer whose career spanned from 1888 to 1907. After the top of the first inning, the 38 year-old Indians infielder carries the bag off the field to keep as a souvenir.
The Indians retire Larry Doby’s uniform number 14. A usually reserved Doby becomes emotional speaking to the Opening Day crowd.
President Clinton throws out the first ball, and ‘El Presidente’ Dennis Martinez throws the first pitch
Bob Feller, the author of the only Opening Day no-hitter game in major league history in attendance, Mariner southpaw Randy Johnson holds the Tribe hitless for the first seven innings.
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