On April 10, 1971 — The Philadelphia Phillies debut in their new $49.5 million Veterans Stadium by beating Montreal, 4 – 1.

Despite temperatures in the low 40s, a crowd of 55,352, the largest in the history of Pennsylvania ever to watch a baseball game,  Jim Bunning throws the first pitch, and Larry Bowa singles for the park’s first hit, on Money of the Phillies connects for the park’s first home run.