Opening Day Lineup - 1998

The year 1998openingday1998 marked the beginning of the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise.

On March 31, 1998 the Diamondbacks took the field at Bank One Ballpark for the first time facing the Colorado Rockies.

Pitcher Andy Benes took the mound for Arizona and the birth of Major League Baseball in the desert was a reality.

The opening day line-up for that game included a mix of Expansion Draft players and free agents signed before the season.

The game ended in a 9-2 loss for the Diamondbacks in front of a crowd of 47,484.

 

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1998
Order Name Position
1. Devon White CF
2. Jay Bell SS
3. Travis Lee 1B
4. Matt Williams 3B
5. Brent Brede LF
6. Karim Garcia RF
7. Jorge Fabregas C
8. Edwin Diaz 2B
9. Andy Benes RHP