Tuffy Rhodes hits 3 straight on opening day
At Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs outfielder Tuffy Rhodes, who has hit only five round-trippers in his first 280 major league at-bats, blasts three home runs on Opening Day victimizing New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden. Rhodes, who hit three home runs in all of 1993, becomes the first player in major league history to hit home runs in his first three at-bats of the season. In spite of Rhodes’ unexpected home run barrage, the Cubs lose the game, 12 – 8. His opening day homerun spree will account for nearly half of the outfielder’s total for the year when he finishes the campaign with only eight round-trippers.
Before the game, Hillary Clinton becomes the second first lady to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the baseball season. She then joins Harry Caray in the broadcast booth and sings “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” with the beloved announcer during the seventh inning stretch.