List of Major League Baseball players with a home run in their first major league at bat

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Gary Gaetti is the all-time leader in home runs among players who hit a home run in their first MLB at bat.

This is a list of the 116 Major League Baseball (MLB) players who hit a home run in their first major league at bat through September 2, 2012.

List[edit]

Hall of Fame pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm homered in his first at bat.
Gene Lamont hit four career home runs.
Daniel Nava is one of four players to hit a grand slam in his first MLB at bat, and one of two to hit it on the first pitch.
Player Team Date Career HR
Harrington, JoeJoe Harrington Boston Beaneaters September 10, 1895 3
Duggleby, BillBill Duggleby& Philadelphia Phillies April 21, 1898 6
Bates, JohnnyJohnny Bates Boston Beaneaters April 12, 1906 25
Stuart, LukeLuke Stuart St. Louis Browns August 8, 1921 1
Mueller, WalterWalter Mueller# Pittsburgh Pirates May 7, 1922 2
Averill, EarlEarl Averill Cleveland Indians April 16, 1929 238
Dudley, CliseClise Dudley# Brooklyn Dodgers April 27, 1929 3
Slade, GordonGordon Slade Brooklyn Dodgers May 24, 1930 8
Morgan, EddieEddie Morgan# St. Louis Cardinals April 14, 1936 1
Parker, AceAce Parker Philadelphia Phillies April 30, 1937 2
Hasson, GeneGene Hasson Philadelphia Athletics September 9, 1937 4
Koy, ErnieErnie Koy Brooklyn Dodgers April 19, 1938 36
Mueller, HeinieHeinie Mueller Philadelphia Phillies April 19, 1938 17
LeFebvre, BillBill LeFebvre# Boston Red Sox June 10, 1938 1
Vollmer, ClydeClyde Vollmer# Cincinnati Reds May 31, 1942 69
Gillespie, PaulPaul Gillespie Chicago Cubs September 11, 1942 6
Kerr, BuddyBuddy Kerr New York Giants September 8, 1943 31
Miller, HackHack Miller Detroit Tigers April 23, 1944 1
Lockman, WhiteyWhitey Lockman New York Giants July 5, 1945 114
Pellagrini, EddieEddie Pellagrini Boston Red Sox April 22, 1946 20
Bankhead, DanDan Bankhead Brooklyn Dodgers August 26, 1947 1
Vico, GeorgeGeorge Vico# Detroit Tigers April 20, 1948 12
Layton, LesLes Layton New York Giants May 21, 1948 2
Sanicki, EdEd Sanicki Philadelphia Phillies September 14, 1949 3
Tappe, TedTed Tappe Cincinnati Reds September 14, 1950 5
Nieman, BobBob Nieman St. Louis Browns September 14, 1951 125
Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelm New York Giants April 23, 1952 1
Moon, WallyWally Moon St. Louis Cardinals April 13, 1954 142
Tanner, ChuckChuck Tanner# Milwaukee Braves April 12, 1955 21
White, BillBill White New York Giants May 7, 1956 202
Ernaga, FrankFrank Ernaga Chicago Cubs May 24, 1957 2
Leppert, DonDon Leppert Pittsburgh Pirates June 18, 1961 15
Barragan, CunoCuno Barragan Chicago Cubs September 1, 1961 1
Tillman, BobBob Tillman Boston Red Sox May 19, 1962 79
Kennedy, JohnJohn Kennedy Washington Senators September 5, 1962 32
Narum, BusterBuster Narum Baltimore Orioles May 5, 1963 3
Brown, GatesGates Brown Detroit Tigers June 19, 1963 84
Campaneris, BertBert Campaneris# Kansas City Athletics July 23, 1964 79
Roman, BillBill Roman Detroit Tigers September 30, 1964 1
Alyea, BrantBrant Alyea# Washington Senators September 12, 1965 38
Miller, JohnJohn Miller New York Yankees September 11, 1966 2
Renick, RickRick Renick Minnesota Twins July 11, 1968 20
Keough, JoeJoe Keough Oakland Athletics August 7, 1968 9
Lamont, GeneGene Lamont Detroit Tigers September 2, 1970 4
Rose, DonDon Rose# California Angels May 24, 1972 1
Ayala, BennyBenny Ayala New York Mets August 27, 1974 38
Sanders, ReggieReggie Sanders Detroit Tigers September 1, 1974 3
Montefusco, JohnJohn Montefusco San Francisco Giants September 3, 1974 4
Sosa, JoséJosé Sosa Houston Astros July 30, 1975 1
McKay, DaveDave McKay Minnesota Twins August 22, 1975 21
Woods, AlvisAlvis Woods# Toronto Blue Jays April 7, 1977 35
Machemer, DaveDave Machemer California Angels June 21, 1978 1
LeMaster, JohnnieJohnnie LeMaster San Francisco Giants September 2, 1975 22
Wallach, TimTim Wallach Montreal Expos September 6, 1980 260
Gaetti, GaryGary Gaetti Minnesota Twins September 20, 1981 360
Martínez, CarmeloCarmelo Martínez Chicago Cubs August 22, 1983 108
Fitzgerald, MikeMike Fitzgerald New York Mets September 13, 1983 48
David, AndreAndre David Minnesota Twins June 29, 1984 1
Clark, WillWill Clark San Francisco Giants April 8, 1986 284
Steinbach, TerryTerry Steinbach Oakland Athletics September 12, 1986 162
Bell, JayJay Bell# Cleveland Indians September 29, 1986 195
Jordan, RickyRicky Jordan Philadelphia Phillies July 17, 1988 55
Félix, JuniorJunior Félix# Toronto Blue Jays May 4, 1989 55
Offerman, JoséJosé Offerman Los Angeles Dodgers August 19, 1990 57
Eiland, DaveDave Eiland San Diego Padres April 10, 1992 1
Bullinger, JimJim Bullinger# Chicago Cubs June 8, 1992 4
Gainer, JayJay Gainer# Colorado Rockies May 14, 1993 3
Lyden, MitchMitch Lyden Florida Marlins June 16, 1993 1
Ingram, GareyGarey Ingram Los Angeles Dodgers May 19, 1994 3
Nunnally, JonJon Nunnally Kansas City Royals April 29, 1995 42
Dye, JermaineJermaine Dye Atlanta Braves May 17, 1996 325
Hermanson, DustinDustin Hermanson Montreal Expos April 16, 1997 2
Fullmer, BradBrad Fullmer Montreal Expos September 2, 1997 114
Anderson, MarlonMarlon Anderson Philadelphia Phillies September 8, 1998 63
Lee, CarlosCarlos Lee Chicago White Sox May 7, 1999 358
Mota, GuillermoGuillermo Mota Montreal Expos June 9, 1999 2
Yan, EstebanEsteban Yan# Tampa Bay Devil Rays June 4, 2000 1
Cabrera, AlexAlex Cabrera* Arizona Diamondbacks June 26, 2000 5
McDonald, KeithKeith McDonald St. Louis Cardinals July 4, 2000 3
Richard, ChrisChris Richard# St. Louis Cardinals July 17, 2000 34
Stechschulte, GeneGene Stechschulte# St. Louis Cardinals April 17, 2001 1
Thames, MarcusMarcus Thames# New York Yankees June 10, 2002 115
Olivo, MiguelMiguel Olivo* Chicago White Sox September 15, 2002 145
Matranga, DaveDave Matranga Houston Astros June 27, 2003 1
Matsui, KazuoKazuo Matsui New York Mets April 6, 2004 32
Luna, HéctorHéctor Luna* St. Louis Cardinals April 8, 2004 15
Dallimore, BrianBrian Dallimore& San Francisco Giants April 30, 2004 1
Dobbs, GregGreg Dobbs* Seattle Mariners September 8, 2004 46
Phillips, AndyAndy Phillips# New York Yankees September 26, 2004 14
Jacobs, MikeMike Jacobs* New York Mets August 21, 2005 100
Hermida, JeremyJeremy Hermida*& Florida Marlins August 31, 2005 65
Napoli, MikeMike Napoli* Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim May 4, 2006 174
Wainwright, AdamAdam Wainwright*# St. Louis Cardinals May 24, 2006 6
Kouzmanoff, KevinKevin Kouzmanoff*#& Cleveland Indians September 2, 2006 87
Jimerson, CharltonCharlton Jimerson# Houston Astros September 4, 2006 2
Fields, JoshJosh Fields* Chicago White Sox September 18, 2006 34
Dukes, ElijahElijah Dukes Tampa Bay Devil Rays April 2, 2007 31
Worrell, MarkMark Worrell* St. Louis Cardinals June 5, 2008 1
Montañez, LouLou Montañez* Baltimore Orioles August 6, 2008 5
Saccomanno, MarkMark Saccomanno# Houston Astros September 8, 2008 1
Schafer, JordanJordan Schafer* Atlanta Braves April 5, 2009 11
Parra, GerardoGerardo Parra* Arizona Diamondbacks May 13, 2009 38
Hester, JohnJohn Hester* Arizona Diamondbacks August 28, 2009 6
Heyward, JasonJason Heyward* Atlanta Braves April 5, 2010 76
Hughes, LukeLuke Hughes* Minnesota Twins April 28, 2010 8
Castro, StarlinStarlin Castro* Chicago Cubs May 7, 2010 44
Nava, DanielDaniel Nava&#* Boston Red Sox June 12, 2010 21
Arencibia, J. P.J. P. Arencibia*# Toronto Blue Jays August 7, 2010 65
Guyer, BrandonBrandon Guyer* Tampa Bay Rays May 6, 2011 4
Milone, TommyTommy Milone*# Washington Nationals September 3, 2011 1
Pill, BrettBrett Pill* San Francisco Giants September 6, 2011 9
Grandal, YasmaniYasmani Grandal* San Diego Padres June 30, 2012 14
Marte, StarlingStarling Marte*# Pittsburgh Pirates July 26, 2012 21
Rodriguez, EddyEddy Rodriguez* San Diego Padres August 2, 2012 1
Profar, JuricksonJurickson Profar* Texas Rangers September 2, 2012 7

Key[edit]

# Denotes the home run was hit on the first pitch
& Denotes the home run was a grand slam
Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
* Denotes the player is still active

Notes[edit]

Bill Duggleby, Jeremy Hermida, Kevin Kouzmanoff and Daniel Nava are the only players to hit a grand slam in their first at bat. Kouzmanoff and Nava hit their grand slams on the first MLB pitch.[1]

Yasmani Grandal became the first player in MLB history to homer from both sides of the plate for his first career hits in the same game. He was also the second Padre to have a pair of round-trippers in his first career start since Keith Lockhart achieved it in 1994, and the fourth in team history to do it from each side of the plate in a single contest.[15] He later became the seventh player to hit three home runs for his first three hits in the majors since 1900.[a] On July 4, he hit a two-run pinch hit homer for his fourth homer in his first six hits.[17] Grandal finished the year hitting .297/.394/.469 with 8 HR and 36 RBI in 60 games, 52 of them starts.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston rookie Nava hits grand slam on first pitch faced". ESPN. Associated Press. June 12, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2010. 

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