TheBaseballPage.com

When occured: 
Tue, 1929-04-16

Earl Averill of the Cleveland Indians becomes the first American League player to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat when he blasts an 0-and-2 pitch by Detroit Tigers pitcher Earl Whitehill in the Indians' 5 - 4, 11-inning victory.

 

More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

This day in baseball history

September 01

  • 1989

    On September 1, 1989, Commissioner Bart Giamatti dies from a ...

  • 1975

    On September 1, 1975, Tom Seaver becomes the first major lea ...

  • 1971

    On September 1, 1971, the Pittsburgh Pirates field the first ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Joe Adcock

1B, Milwaukee Braves

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Herb Pennock

P, Philadelphia Athletics

Read Bio
Season Profile

1985 Detroit Tigers

Because the Tigers g

Read Bio
Historical Figure

Kirk Radomski

The former batboy and

Read Bio
Manager Profile

Buck Ewing

New York Giants

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

Baker Bowl

Baker Bowl is the best-known

Read Bio
Tagged:
Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Earl Averill, Earl Whitehill

Comments

    Be respectful, keep it clean.
Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: