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An Opening Day tradition

Updated: April 5, 2012, 12:56 PM ET
By Matthew Berry | ESPN.com

New season, same format. These are 10 lists … of 10.

List 1: 10 interesting stats for Opening Day and the season courtesy of Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information.

1. Offense has declined in each of the past five seasons, with combined runs per game dropping by more than a full run (from 9.8 to 8.6) from 2006 to 2011.

2. Here are the major league ERAs of the past six seasons. 2005: 4.28; 2006: 4.52; 2007: 4.47; 2008: 4.32; 2009: 4.32; 2010: 4.07; 2011: ...

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