On April 6, 1971, At San Diego Stadium (Later to be named Jack Murphy Stadium) Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hits a home run in the first inning off Tom Phoebus on Opening Day, marking the start of an historic streak. Mays will hit home runs in each of the Giants’ first four games, setting a major league record that will later be tied by Mark McGwire (1998, Nelson Cruz (2011) and Chris Davis (2013). Juan Marichal will pitch a complete game 4-0 shutout.


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