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Player with a Hit in every Opening Day appearance

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Player with a Hit in every Opening Day appearance

 (14 OD games)
Ted Williams
1939-42/46-52/56-57/60

This is the player with the most consecutive Opening Day (OD) games with a hit.
In those 14 contests his Batting Average was .449 and he launched 3 home runs to go along with 14 RBI.

 Williams wore the Boston Red Sox uniform for 19 seasons (he did not play from 1943-1945 because of his military service) and missed 5 OD for partially being in the military (1953), personal matters (1954), and injuries prior to the start of the campaign (1955/1958-1959).

 He stroked a hit in his first OD game when he was just 20 years old (1939) and in his last one when he was 41 years old (1960). Williams is one of 29 players to play in 4 decades.

 He has 6 batting titles under his belt, 2 Triple Crowns, and owns the record for highest on-base percentage (.482). He was named league MVP twice, was selected to 19 All-Star games, and is a member of the Hall of Fame.

 7 players in MLB history have 6+ Batting Titles.

 15 have won the Triple Crown; only two of them have achieved it twice.

   
 

Ted Williams

AB

H

B.Ave

HR

RBI

Career

(MLB Rank)

7,706

(178)

2,654

(75)

.344

(7)

521

(19)

1,839

(14)

 
03 March 2016
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