In 1996, opening day for the MLB was in March for the first time ever. The Seattle Mariners took on the Chicago White Sox at the Kingdome, beating them 3-2 when 20-year-old Alex Rodriguez hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th in front of 57,467 fans.
White Sox' Frank Thomas hit a home run off Randy Johnson in the top of the 1st, making it 0-2.
Mariners' Darren Bragg hit a home run off Alex Fernandex in the bottom of the 5th, making it 1-2.
Mariners' Edgar Martinez hit a double to right field off Roberto Hernandez to bring in Alex Diaz in the bottom of the 9th, tying it 2-2.
Then, in the bottom of the 12th, Alex Rodriguez hits a walk-off single off Bill Simas to bring in Doug Strange. Mariners win 3-2.