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

July 29

  • 1996

    On July 29, 1996, future Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda announc ...

  • 1983

    On July 29, 1983, Steve Garvey’s National League record pl ...

  • 1973

    On July 29, 1973, Wilbur Wood earns his 20th victory, as the ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Johnny Mize

1B, St. Louis Cardinals

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Hank Greenberg

1B, Detroit Tigers

Read Bio
Season Profile

1962 Houston season

The new Houston team

Read Bio
Historical Figure

George Lawson

 

Read Bio
Manager Profile

Ken Boyer

St. Louis Cardinals

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

Anderson Memorial

Anderson Memorial Stadium is a

Read Bio
Tagged:
Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Earl Averill, Earl Whitehill
Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: