On May 24 1947, at Ebbets Field Carl Furillo pinch hits for Gene Hermanski in the first inning and hits a three-run homer as a pinch-hitter in the first inning. Skeeter Newsome’s third career homer in 5 years ties the game in the 8th and the Phils win it in 10 innings‚ 4 – 3.

The unusual substitution occurs when Phillies manager Ben Chapman uses his right-handed starter Al Jurisch to pitch only to Brooklyn’s first two hitters, Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson, and then brings in southpaw Oscar Judd, who had been warming up from the start of the game, to face the next three lefty hitters, Pete Reiser, Dixie Walker, and Gene Hermanski, the batter replaced by Furillo. Furillo’s pinch homer sets a major league record – it is the only pinch home run to come in the 1st inning even though he is not listed in the box score as a pinch-hitter