Yankees All Time Top Opening Day Pitchers

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Mar 18, 2015; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) throws a pitch during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

With the New York Yankees announcement that Masahiro Tanaka will be their 2015 opening day pitcher, the Yankees ace joins an exclusive club. But of all the big names that have taken the mound for the Yankees on opening day, which ones have had the greatest success?

Rememeber, this isn’t an evaluation of who the Yankees best aces of all time are. Andy Pettitte, Whitey Ford, Red Ruffing, CC Sabathia. Those guys aren’t on this list. There are some Hall of Famers and legendary pitchers on this list, however, this isn’t a ranking of those.

Opening day isn’t the end all by all. It is the first game and in a way, it gives every fan base hope that this year can be there year.

Let’s see who the Yankees top five opening day starters are.