MLB Opening Day 2011 got off to a grand start on Thursday afternoon, and while there were some fairly impressive pitching performances, there were also some prodigious blasts as well.

In Cincinnati, the Reds and starter Edison Volquez got off to a bit of a shaky start when Milwaukee Brewers hitters Rickie Weeks and Carlos Gomez started the game with back-to-back home runs, the first time that has happened on Opening Day since 1969.

Later in the game, in the bottom of the ninth, Reds catcher Ramon Hernandez hit a two-out, three-run homer, giving the Reds a walk-off 7-6 win over the Brewers. It was only the second time in Opening Day history that a Reds game ended with a walk-off home run, the other happening in 2005 when Joe Randa went deep to end the game for the Reds.

So, it got us thinking here at Bleacher Report (no comments about seeing smoke, please). There have been some pretty dramatic home runs on Opening Day, but which ones were the most dazzling?

Here is a list of 10 home runs on Opening Day history that started seasons off with a bang.

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