On April 4, 1988 — Blue Jay designated hitter George Bell becomes the first player to hit three home runs on Opening Day, helping Toronto defeat Kansas City at Royals Stadium, 5-3. The second, fourth, and eighth inning round-trippers are all given up by Bret Saberhagen.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference April 4
National Pastime April 4
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