1987 Topps Record Breakers – Card #3 – Dwight Evans

1987 Topps Record Breakers – Card #3 – Dwight Evans

Headline – “Dewey Connects On First Offering Of The Campaign”

Story – Detroit, Michigan, April 7, 1986:  Red Sox lead-off batter Dwight Evans hit years first pitch for HR, the earliest HR in history.  The former mark was held by Cubs’ Bump Wills who hit the second pitch for a home run 4-5-82.  Astros’  Terry Puhl hit third pitch for a home run on 4-10-80.

My take – More amazing than this neat fact is that the Sox had someone with 385 career home runs hitting lead-off!!!

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