Historic First Pitch Home Run For Twins Rookie
I can't imagine a bigger thrill than hitting a home run in your first Major League Baseball game. Except perhaps in your first Major League at bat. How about the very first pitch of your first at bat in your first game? That dream-come-true scenario happened at Target Field last night for Minnesota Twins rookie Eddie Rosario.
Only 28 other people in MLB history have accomplished that feat. Rosario's historic homer also took place on a day marking the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth's very first home-run (although it was on his 18th at-bat).
Eddie's home-run in the third inning gave the Twins a 1-0 lead over Oakland. They went on to defeat the A's 13-0.
Rosario was called up two days ago from Triple-A Rochester. He had several family members in attendance at the game, many of them recording his first at-bat on their smartphones. And what a memory they captured!