Opening Day Starters – 1996 to present

In this third and final part to the series looking back at opening day starting pitchers, we turn our attention to the Tony La Russa era.

Opening Day Starters: 1976 – 1994

In Part 2 of this series on opening day pitchers, we will take a look at the hurlers that took the first baseball of the new season immediately following the retirement of Bob Gibson up to the arrival of Tony La Russa in 1995.

Opening Day Starters – 1959 to 1975

In the first of a three part series, we will take a look at the Cardinals pitchers who took the mound on opening day during the Bob Gibson era: 1959 – 1975.