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Today in Tribe History: April 16, 1929

Today in Tribe History: April 16, 1929

| On 16, Apr 2013

Earl Averill of the Cleveland Indians becomes the first American League player to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat when he blasts an 0-and-2 pitch by Detroit Tigers pitcher Earl Whitehill in the Indians’ 5 – 4, 11-inning victory.

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  1. Tim

    Trivia: I believe that there are only two Hall of famers to homer in their first at bat. Averill is one, but the other escapes me. I think it may be Hoyt Wilhelm.
    Another classic trivia I think I remember this one correctly was two players to homer before 20th birthday and after 40th: Cobb abd Staub. There was a third one I think had to do with Hall of Famer in Indians lineup besides Feller for one of Feller’s no hitters? Bob Lemon in CF?