Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June 11,1985: Von Hayes Homers Twice In The First On A Truly Historic Night At The Vet

     On June 11, 1985, Philadelphia Phillies leftfielder Von Hayes became the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to hit two home runs in the first inning of a game. Hayes led off the frame with a solo shot, then as he watched the batting order go full circle he walked to the dish with the bases loaded and emptied them with the first grand slam of his career. The grand slam opened up an 8-0 lead, and one batter later third baseman Rick Schu tripled, before a wild pitch led to him crossing the dish to extend the first inning lead to 9-0. The two first inning home runs by Hayes were just part of what was a historic day for the Philadelphia franchise who pounded the visiting New York Mets to the tune of 26-7. Multiple franchise records fell before the contest was in the books which included a record that had stood for 62 years for most hits in a contest with 27. The 26 runs is tied for second most in the history of the National League. The St. Louis Cardinals hold the National League record with 28 runs scored in a 1929 contest, and the Texas Rangers hold the Major League record, as they scored 30 runs in a 2007 contest. You can check out the list of games that had 25 or more runs scored here:

Check out the box score here:

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