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!!!