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This Day in Baseball: Double Leadoff Homers

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

On May 30, 1913, Red Sox outfielder Harry Hooper became the first major leaguer to lead off both games of a doubleheader with a home run. The feat would not be repeated until 80 years later, in 1993, when A’s leadoff hitter Rickey Henderson opened each game of a twin bill against Cleveland with a homer.

This day in baseball: Double leadoff homers

Hooper in 1912 (Wikipedia)


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