On September 13, 1983 — Mets C Mike Fitzgerald becomes the 48th player in major league history to hit a home run in his first at-bat, connecting for a solo shot off Tony Ghelfi in the 2nd inning of New York’s 5 – 1 win over Philadelphia.

 


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