Just perusing over some old Opening Day boxscores (Holy crap BR, what an exciting life you lead!) and I stumbled upon the Rangers-Orioles opener on April 7, 1977.
Texas beat the Baltimores 2-1 in 10-innings. Alright, so what is so special about this game?
Two Hall of Fame pitchers squared off and Bert Blyleven got the win over Jim Palmer. They both went the distance. You won't see that happen on Opening Day again with pitch counts and overuse of the bullpen.
By the way, Bump Wills played second for the Rangers and went 1-4 with an RBI. 18-years later Bump was the manager of the Hudson Valley Renegades, the team I used to broadcast for. Always enjoyed dealing with Bump. Good guy.