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 the players who hit a home run in their first MLB at bat.

This is a list of the 118 Major League Baseball (MLB) players who hit a home run in their first major league at bat through May 28, 2017.

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# 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
! Denotes the home runs were hit consecutively
^ Denotes the home run was as a pinch-hitter

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Hall of Fame pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm homered in his first at bat. He never hit another home run in his Major League career.
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
Joe Harrington Boston Beaneaters September 10, 1895 3
Bill Duggleby& Philadelphia Phillies April 21, 1898 6
Johnny Bates Boston Beaneaters April 12, 1906 25
Luke Stuart St. Louis Browns August 8, 1921 1
Walter Mueller# Pittsburgh Pirates May 7, 1922 2
Earl Averill Cleveland Indians April 16, 1929 238
Clise Dudley# Brooklyn Dodgers April 27, 1929 3
Gordon Slade Brooklyn Dodgers May 24, 1930 8
Eddie Morgan# St. Louis Cardinals April 14, 1936 1
Ace Parker Philadelphia Phillies April 30, 1937 2
Gene Hasson Philadelphia Athletics September 9, 1937 4
Ernie Koy Brooklyn Dodgers April 19, 1938 36
Heinie Mueller Philadelphia Phillies April 19, 1938 17
Bill LeFebvre# Boston Red Sox June 10, 1938 1
Clyde Vollmer# Cincinnati Reds May 31, 1942 69
Paul Gillespie Chicago Cubs September 11, 1942 6
Buddy Kerr New York Giants September 8, 1943 31
Hack Miller Detroit Tigers April 23, 1944 1
Whitey Lockman New York Giants July 5, 1945 114
Eddie Pellagrini Boston Red Sox April 22, 1946 20
Dan Bankhead Brooklyn Dodgers August 26, 1947 1
George Vico# Detroit Tigers April 20, 1948 12
Les Layton New York Giants May 21, 1948 2
Ed Sanicki Philadelphia Phillies September 14, 1949 3
Ted Tappe Cincinnati Reds September 14, 1950 5
Bob Nieman St. Louis Browns September 14, 1951 125
Hoyt Wilhelm New York Giants April 23, 1952 1
Wally Moon St. Louis Cardinals April 13, 1954 142
Chuck Tanner# Milwaukee Braves April 12, 1955 21
Bill White New York Giants May 7, 1956 202
Frank Ernaga Chicago Cubs May 24, 1957 2
Don Leppert Pittsburgh Pirates June 18, 1961 15
Cuno Barragan Chicago Cubs September 1, 1961 1
Bob Tillman Boston Red Sox May 19, 1962 79
John Kennedy^ Washington Senators September 5, 1962 32
Buster Narum Baltimore Orioles May 5, 1963 3
Gates Brown Detroit Tigers June 19, 1963 84
Bert Campaneris# Kansas City Athletics July 23, 1964 79
Bill Roman Detroit Tigers September 30, 1964 1
Brant Alyea# Washington Senators September 12, 1965 38
John Miller New York Yankees September 11, 1966 2
Rick Renick Minnesota Twins July 11, 1968 20
Joe Keough Oakland Athletics August 7, 1968 9
Gene Lamont Detroit Tigers September 2, 1970 4
Don Rose# California Angels May 24, 1972 1
Benny Ayala New York Mets August 27, 1974 38
Reggie Sanders Detroit Tigers September 1, 1974 3
John Montefusco San Francisco Giants September 3, 1974 4
José Sosa Houston Astros July 30, 1975 1
Dave McKay Minnesota Twins August 22, 1975 21
Alvis Woods# Toronto Blue Jays April 7, 1977 35
Dave Machemer California Angels June 21, 1978 1
Johnnie LeMaster San Francisco Giants September 2, 1975 22
Bob Horner Atlanta Braves June 16, 1978 218
Tim Wallach Montreal Expos September 6, 1980 260
Gary Gaetti Minnesota Twins September 20, 1981 360
Carmelo Martínez Chicago Cubs August 22, 1983 108
Mike Fitzgerald New York Mets September 13, 1983 48
Andre David Minnesota Twins June 29, 1984 1
Will Clark San Francisco Giants April 8, 1986 284
Terry Steinbach Oakland Athletics September 12, 1986 162
Jay Bell# Cleveland Indians September 29, 1986 195
Ricky Jordan Philadelphia Phillies July 17, 1988 55
Junior Félix# Toronto Blue Jays May 4, 1989 55
José Offerman Los Angeles Dodgers August 19, 1990 57
Dave Eiland San Diego Padres April 10, 1992 1
Jim Bullinger# Chicago Cubs June 8, 1992 4
Jay Gainer# Colorado Rockies May 14, 1993 3
Mitch Lyden Florida Marlins June 16, 1993 1
Garey Ingram Los Angeles Dodgers May 19, 1994 3
Jon Nunnally Kansas City Royals April 29, 1995 42
Jermaine Dye Atlanta Braves May 17, 1996 325
Dustin Hermanson Montreal Expos April 16, 1997 2
Brad Fullmer Montreal Expos September 2, 1997 114
Marlon Anderson Philadelphia Phillies September 8, 1998 63
Carlos Lee Chicago White Sox May 7, 1999 358
Guillermo Mota Montreal Expos June 9, 1999 2
Esteban Yan# Tampa Bay Devil Rays June 4, 2000 1
Alex Cabrera Arizona Diamondbacks June 26, 2000 5
Keith McDonald St. Louis Cardinals July 4, 2000 3
Chris Richard# St. Louis Cardinals July 17, 2000 34
Gene Stechschulte# St. Louis Cardinals April 17, 2001 1
Marcus Thames# New York Yankees June 10, 2002 115
Miguel Olivo Chicago White Sox September 15, 2002 145
Dave Matranga Houston Astros June 27, 2003 1
Kazuo Matsui# New York Mets April 6, 2004 32
Héctor Luna St. Louis Cardinals April 8, 2004 15
Greg Dobbs Seattle Mariners September 8, 2004 46
Andy Phillips# New York Yankees September 26, 2004 14
Mike Jacobs New York Mets August 21, 2005 100
Jeremy Hermida& Florida Marlins August 31, 2005 65
Mike Napoli* Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim May 4, 2006 267
Adam Wainwright*# St. Louis Cardinals May 24, 2006 10
Kevin Kouzmanoff#& Cleveland Indians September 2, 2006 87
Charlton Jimerson Houston Astros September 4, 2006 2
Josh Fields Chicago White Sox September 18, 2006 34
Elijah Dukes Tampa Bay Devil Rays April 2, 2007 31
Mark Worrell St. Louis Cardinals June 5, 2008 1
Lou Montañez Baltimore Orioles August 6, 2008 5
Mark Saccomanno# Houston Astros September 8, 2008 1
Jordan Schafer* Atlanta Braves April 5, 2009 12
Gerardo Parra* Arizona Diamondbacks May 13, 2009 71
John Hester Arizona Diamondbacks August 28, 2009 6
Jason Heyward* Atlanta Braves April 5, 2010 115
Luke Hughes Minnesota Twins April 28, 2010 8
Starlin Castro* Chicago Cubs May 7, 2010 99
Daniel Nava&#* Boston Red Sox June 12, 2010 29
J. P. Arencibia# Toronto Blue Jays August 7, 2010 80
Brandon Guyer* Tampa Bay Rays May 6, 2011 25
Tommy Milone*# Washington Nationals September 3, 2011 1
Brett Pill San Francisco Giants September 6, 2011 9
Starling Marte*# Pittsburgh Pirates July 26, 2012 65
Eddy Rodríguez* San Diego Padres August 2, 2012 1
Jurickson Profar* Texas Rangers September 2, 2012 12
Jorge Soler* Chicago Cubs August 27, 2014 29
Eddie Rosario*# Minnesota Twins May 6, 2015 50
Daniel Norris* Detroit Tigers August 19, 2015 1
Willson Contreras*# Chicago Cubs June 19, 2016 33
Tyler Austin!* New York Yankees August 13, 2016 7
Aaron Judge!* New York Yankees August 13, 2016 56
Paul DeJong* St. Louis Cardinals May 28, 2017 25

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