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camisadelgolf
08-19-2007, 11:17 PM
Two players have homered in their career first at-bats as Reds. The first one did it on the first MLB pitch he ever saw. The second one hit only one homerun as a Red. Who are they?

Bob Borkowski
08-19-2007, 11:26 PM
One is Ted Tappe on September 14, 1950.

11larkin11
08-19-2007, 11:27 PM
Ryan Jorgensen and Ted Tappe

camisadelgolf
08-19-2007, 11:29 PM
Oops. I messed up. I meant to say first career at-bat (which would leave out Ryan Jorgensen). Ted Tappe is correct, though.

flyer85
08-19-2007, 11:31 PM
I once saw an player hit a HR on his first major league pitch in Cincinnati, it wasn't a Red.

westofyou
08-19-2007, 11:48 PM
Clyde Vollmer 5-31-1942


I once saw an player hit a HR on his first major league pitch in Cincinnati, it wasn't a Red.

Jay Gainer 5-14-93

Spitball
08-19-2007, 11:50 PM
Tony Conigliaro was a 19-year old in 1964 when he hit a homer in his first at-bat in Fenway Park.

Btw, it was August 18, 1967, when he was beaned by Jack Hamilton. It seems like it was yesterday. He was from Scituate, Massachusetts, near my hometown, and he was one of my very first baseball heroes.

flyer85
08-19-2007, 11:59 PM
Jay Gainer 5-14-93they announced at the game, IIRC, he was the first player to do it since Bill Virdon in 1955.

westofyou
08-20-2007, 12:05 AM
they announced at the game, IIRC, he was the first player to do it since Bill Virdon in 1955.

It was Chuck Tanner (another manager) he PH for Milwaukee and hit an HR on the first pitch and Gainer then was the 1st time vs the Reds since then.

Both Adam Wainright and Kouzmanoff homered on the first MLB pitch they saw last year.

camisadelgolf
08-20-2007, 01:48 AM
You guys are good. :thumbup: