The Los Angeles Dodgers are only 26-23 in opening day games (.531), while their record in Brooklyn record was 36-31 (.537) --with one tie -- giving them a 62-54 record in franchise history, a middling .526 winning percentage.
While the Los Angeles and Brooklyn franchises are considered brothers, their tendencies show few family traits on opening day.
In Brooklyn, the club was 26-13 on the road for a spectacular .667 percentage but only 10-18 at home, a dismal .357, in cozy Ebbets Field.
Meanwhile their blood kin in Los Angeles, on the strength of a 14-9 record, has won at a sizzling .609 clip in the Coliseum and Dodger Stadium, while on the road they are only 12-14 or .462 and an overall 26-23 mark (.531).
The last dozen openers: year score w-l h-a opponent pitcher 1994 4-3 W H Florida Hershiser 1995 8-7 W A at Florida Martinez 1996 4-3 W A at Houston Martinez 1997 0-3 L H Phil. Martinez 1998 0-6 L A at St. Louis Martinez 1999 8-6 W H Arizona Brown 2000 10-4 W A at Montreal Brown 2001 1-0 W H Milwaukee Park 2002 2-9 L H SanFran Brown 2003 8-0 W A at Arizona Nomo 2004 2-8 L H San Diego Nomo 2005 2-4 L A @ San Fran Lowe 2006 10-11 L H Atlanta Lowe