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The best hits, catches, home runs and plays from Opening Day.

By SI Wire
April 04, 2016

The 2016 Major League Baseball season is upon us, which brings back the joy of home runs, diving catches and other incredible plays.

The rust has been brushed off in spring training and players are wasting no time trying to make the the highlight reel for the 2016 season.

Here’s a look at the best plays of the young season:

Last year's National League Most Valuable Player got back to the business of destroying baseballs as Bryce Harper crushed a solo shot to put the Nationals up 1–0 on the Braves. It is Harper's fourth career Opening Day home run. 

Robinson Cano is ready to make up for a slow year as he put the Mariners on the board early with a solo shot off Cole Hamels in the first inning. He finished last season with 21 home runs.

Kyle Seager added another shot for the Mariners moments later. 

Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett hit a home run that left the bat at 108.5 miles per hour, which surpassed last year’s hardest hit ball which was clocked at 103.6 miles per hour.

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hit the first home run of the season.

Billy Hamilton made an impressive diving catch in centerfield during Monday’s game against the Phillies. 


Kevin Pillar matched Hamilton with an impressive catch of his own in center, and slammed hard into the wall. He’d stay in the game.


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