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Monday, August 15, 2016

Two Home Runs first game: Nieman, Campaneris, Quinn, Arencibia, Grandal.

Bob Nieman: 1951 St. Louis Browns (125 career HR in 3,452 AB)
Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 195 lb.
Born: January 26, 1927 in Cincinnati, OH

School: Kent State University (Kent, OH)
Signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1948.
Debut: September 14, 1951 (Age 24.231, 8,428th in MLB history) vs. BOS 5 AB, 3 H, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season

Friday, September 14, 1951, , Fenway Park
Attendance: 5,466, Time of Game: 2:24
Red Sox 9, Browns 6

HR: B Nieman 2 (2, 2 off Mickey McDermott, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF; 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).

McDermott allowed only 7 other HR in 1951.

HR first two plate appearances (PA). Only player ever. No more homers in 1951 in 41 more AB. BB in final career PA, his only PA, in 1962 WS against the Yankees.
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Bert Campaneris: 1964 Kansas City Athletics (79 career HR in 8,684 AB)
Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.
Born: March 9, 1942 in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba (Age 74.159)
Signed by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1961.
Debut: July 23, 1964 (Age 22.136, 9,866th in MLB history) vs. MIN 4 AB, 3 H, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB

Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season

Thursday, July 23, 1964, , Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 5,321, Time of Game: 3:02
Athletics 4, Twins 3


HR: B Campaneris 2 (2, 2 off Jim Kaat, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF; 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF)


HR in first PA. Only two more HR in 1964.
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Mark Quinn: 1999 Kansas City Royals (45 career HR in 1,089 AB)

Positions: Outfielder and Designated Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.
Born: May 21, 1974 in La Mirada, CA (Age 42.086)
High School: William P. Clements HS (Sugar Land, TX)
School: Rice University (Houston, TX)
Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 11th round of the 1995 amateur draft.
Signed June 1, 1995.
Debut: September 14, 1999 (Age 25.116, 15,198th in MLB history) vs. ANA 4 AB, 3 H, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2000 season


Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 7:35PM, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 11,290, Time of Game: 3:01
Second game of doubleheader
Angels 6, Royals 5

HR: M Quinn 2 (2, 1 off Mike Fyhrie, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF, 1 off
Shigetoshi Hasegawa, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF)

Four more HR in 1999 in 56 more AB.
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J. P. Arencibia: 2010 Toronto Blue Jays (80 career HR in 1,573 AB)

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 210 lb.
Born: January 5, 1986 in Miami, FL (Age 30.223)
High School: Westminster Christian (Miami, FL)
School: University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 2007 amateur draft.
Signed June 19, 2007
Debut: August 7, 2010 (Age 24.214, 17,414th in MLB history) vs. TBR 5 AB, 4 H, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season


Saturday, August 7, 2010, 1:07PM, Rogers Centre
Attendance: 24,168, Time of Game: 3:18
Blue Jays 17, Rays 11

HR: J Arencibia 2 (2, 1 off James Shields, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF, 1 off Dale Thayer, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF)


HR in first PA. Tampa Rays allowed 8 HR, 6 by Shields.

Zero HR 
in 2010 in 30 more AB.
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Yasmani Grandal: 2012 San Diego Padres (58 career HR in 1,281 AB; still active)

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 235 lb.
Born: November 8, 1988 in La Habana, La Habana, Cuba (Age 27.281)
High School: Miami Springs HS (Miami Springs, FL)
School: University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 2010 amateur draft.
Signed August 16, 2010
Debut: June 2, 2012 (Age 23.207, 17,811th in MLB history) vs. ARI 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season


Grandal had one PA June 2, 2012. He had entered the game in the top of the 8th as part of a double switch. Then in the bottom of the 8th he flied out to deep left.

Saturday, June 30, 2012, 5:16PM, Coors Field
Attendance: 48,169, Time of Game: 3:17
Padres 8, Rockies 4

HR: Y Grandal 2 (2, 1 off Jeremy Guthrie, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF, 1 off Christian Friedrich, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF)


Grandal was 2 for 4, 3 RBI, GDP. He hit six more homers in 221 more AB in 2012.
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