On April 25 1958, Reds-killer Roberto Clemente once again commandeers Crosley Field; his first home run of the season gives Pittsburgh a 4 – 3 win over Cincinnati. Clemente is in on all the scoring, carrying home the tying run in the 6th and, one inning later, putting Pittsburgh ahead for good with a three-run shot. Reds third baseman Don Hoak is eaten alive by Clemente’s 6th-inning leadoff smash, the latter’s crazy carom affording Clemente a hustle double. One ground ball and one fly ball later, Roberto is in with the run that cancels out George Crowe’s 2nd-inning homer. The tie will last exactly one inning and, even then, only because of Clemente’s arm, whose mere presence prevents Frank Robinson’s 7th-inning double from scoring speedy Vada Pinson from first with the tie-breaker. The 1 – 1 tie thus secured, Clemente climaxes the bottom of the frame with a 2-out, three-run, 400-foot blast to right center, supplying the remainder of Pittsburgh’s offensive output, just enough to outlast Cincy.
Richie Allen of the Philadelphia Phillies hits the first regular season home run in the history of the Astrodome
April 12, 1965
April 29, 1953
Frank Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the first player to hit a home run completely out of Memorial Stadium.
May 8, 1966