On November 28, 1958 — The American League announces Opening Day will be on April 9th, the earliest date the Junior Circuit has ever started the regular season. After President Eisenhower throws out the ceremonial first pitch, the Senators will go on to beat the Orioles, 9-2, in the traditional opener played in Washington D.C.’s Griffith Stadium.

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