MLB Pitchers Who Surrendered a Home Run to the First Batter
Every pitcher dreams about that first game in the Major Leagues. That first game where all eyes are on him; where he gets to go up against the men hes watched for so long. They all dream of coming into a game and shutting the opposing team down with something theyve never seen before, but that is not very likely to happen...
These rookie pitchers found out about the big leagues in a hard way. The very first batter they faced didnt just welcome them to the show, they took them long. Sixty-nine pitchers, from hall of famers Bert Blyleven and Bob Gibson, to virtually unknowns, like John Papa and Chris Bushing, have seen their first series of pitches end with a home run for thirteen of these twirlers it was their first PITCH!
Not all Fabulous Feats are good ones. Sometimes you just have to recognize the heartbreaks of the game. These pitchers learned that very quickly. Here is a complete list of the Major League Baseball pitchers unlucky enough to surrender a home run to the first batter they ever faced.
A.L. Pitchers Who Gave Up a HR to 1st Batter Ever
N.L. Pitchers Who Gave Up a HR to 1st Batter Ever
Home Run Surrendered to First Batter (40 N.L. Instances)