The pitch, the swing, HR to kick off baseball

posted by Joel Riley - 

The Major League Baseball season got underway yesterday (March 29th) with 13 games, while two other games of what was supposed to a full slate of all 30 teams playing were postponed because of weather. The first game was between the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Marlins, and the first pitch of the game, which was also the first pitch of the season, was hit for a home run by Ian Happ of the Cubs. Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees hit two home runs against the Toronto Blue Jays, but Matt Davidson did him one better, hitting three homers for the Chicago White Sox against the Kansas City Royals. That made Davidson just the fourth player to hit three homes runs on opening day, joining the Detroit Tigers’ Dmitri Young, who did it in 2005, the Cubs' Tuffy Rhodes in 1994, and Toronto’s George Bell in 1988.

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