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Record thirty-three homers hit on Opening Day

Chicago White Sox v Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 29: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox reacts while rounding the bases for a home run as Danny Duffy #41 of the Kansas City Royals watches during the 4th inning of the game on Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium on March 29, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Bill talked about the walkoffs which occurred on Opening Day but there were a ton of homers of all kinds yesterday. Thirty-three in all, in fact, which is a record for Opening Day.

Thirty-two of those thirty-three were smacked over the fence and one, by Boston’s Eduardo Nunez, stayed in the park. Three players hit multiple homers: Matt Davidson of the White Sox with three and Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees and Tim Anderson of the White Sox with two. In light of that you will not be surprised to hear that the White Sox, who hit six home runs in their 14-7 win over the Royals, tied the major league record for most home runs on Opening Day, previously set by the 1988 New York Mets.

Last year, of course, we saw a new record set for league-wide homers at 6,104. The previous high -- 5,693 in the year 2000 -- was broken with 12 days left in the season.

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