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Old 03-30-2013, 12:08 PM
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Default Home Opener Trivia

Monday will mark my 38th consecutive Home Opener in attendance. Here are some bits of very unofficial trivia from those Home Openers (since 1976):

Cost of Grandstand seat in 1976:$2
Upper Deck Box in 1991: $11
Lower Deck Box in 2013: $60
Number of times it failed to reach 40 degrees (before this year: 3 (1979,1980 & 2003)
Earliest Home Opener: Monday April 1, 2013 (barring postponement)
Latest non strike related Home Opener April 18, 1991 (New Comiskey Opener)
Postponements due to Snow: 2 (1982 & 2009)
Night Home Openers: 5 (sort of) (1982 twi-night double header following snowstorm and previous nights rain-out, 1995 post strike, 2000, 2003 schedule start time against Detroit pushed back 3 hours to 6:00 due to rain, 2006 ESPN Sunday Banner raising.
Number of Opening Days with falling Concrete from upper Deck: 1 (1987)
Number of Opening Days where downtown freight tunnels flood: 1 (1992)
Worst defeat: 1991 16-0 Vs. Detroit (New Comiskey Opener)
Biggest win: 10-2 Vs. Toronto (Kravec wins)
Shut outs by Sox pitchers: 4 (1976 Wilbur Wood, 1992 Hibbard, 2005 Buehrle, 2010 Buehrle.)
Most wins by Sox pitcher: 3 (Buehrle 2002, 2005, 2010.)
Home Opener record since 1976: 21-16
Since 2002 Sox are 10-1 for the Home Opener
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