March 29, 2000
the Cubs and Mets begin major league baseball in the 21st century with a game in Tokyo Japan at the Tokyo Dome. Shane Andrews and Mark Grace homer to lead the Cubs to a 5-3 victory. It was also Don Baylor's first victory in his first game managing the Chicago Cubs.
March 31, 2003
Corey Patterson goes 4 for 4 with 2 singles and 2 home runs driving in a Cubs opening day record 7 RBI vs Mets 15-2 victory in Shae Stadium. Juan Cruz strikes out 6 consecutive batters.
April 4, 2005
The Cubs defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 16-6 led by Derrek Lee who was 4 for 6 with a home run, 2 double and drove in 5 runs on his way to a great season that saw him win his first batting title.
April 3, 2006
The Cubs score 16 runs for the 2nd consecutve opening day as they defeat the Cincinnatti Reds 16-7 in Cincinnatti, Matt Murton homers and Juan Pierre has a triple and 2 singles in his debut with the Chicago Cubs. President George W Bush throws out the first pitch.
March 31, 2008
Kosuke Fukudome's debut with the Chicago Cubs was quite a day as he goes 3 for 3, doubles on the first pitch he see's in the major leagues and hits a 3-run home run off Brewers closer, Eric Gagne to tie the game in the ninth inning. Unfortunately, the Cubs do lose the game in 10 innings, 4-3.
Len Kasper and Bob Brenly call of Fukudome's dramatic home run.
April 6, 2009
On the second pitch of the Cubs season, Alfonso Soriano homers off Roy Oswalt. Aramis Ramirez also homers as the Cubs defeat the Houston Astros 4-2 in Houston.
April 5, 2012
Cubs lose a tough home opener as Ryan Dempster pitches a strong 7 innings, leaving the game with a 1-0 lead. Kerry Wood walks 3 runners including forcing in the tying run in the 8th inning and Carlos Marmol gives up the game-winning single to Ian Desmond as the Nationals defeat the Cubs 2-1.
April 1, 2013
Anthony Rizzo hits a 2-run home run in his first at bat of the season and Jeff Samardzija pitches a strong 8 innings to record the victory in his first career start on Opening Day. Cubs defeat Pirates 3-1 in Pittsburth.
March 31, 2014
Neil Walker helps defeat the Cubs on Opening Day for the 2nd time in 4 years (in 2011, his Grand Slam helped the Pirates to a 6-3 Pirates victory in Pittsburth). Jeff Samardzija and Francisco Liriano have a pitcher's duel that has the game go 0-0 into the ninth inning. Carlos Villaneuva comes into the game and gives up the game-winning walk off home run to Walker to send the Pirates home with a victory.
A Few Pics of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks at the 2015 Home Opener