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Three Strikes: Openers edition

Updated: April 5, 2010, 12:24 AM ET
By Jayson Stark
There used to be an expression that described perfectly what an Opening Day starter looked like. And by that, we mean …

Tom Seaver.

Seaver started on Opening Day 16 times, for three different franchises (Mets, Reds, White Sox). So if he wasn't out there for that first pitch, it wasn't an official season.

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