On September 14, 1999 — The Royals lose a doubleheader to the Angels, 8 – 6 in the opener and 6 – 5 in the nightcap. In the second game, Kansas City OF Mark Quinn makes a memorable major league debut. After making an out in his first trip to the plate, Quinn doubles in his next at bat, then hits homers his last two times up. He becomes just the 3rd player in history to hit two home runs in his first big league game. Bob Nieman (on this day in 1951) and Bert Campaneris (in 1964) are the only others to accomplish the feat.

 


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