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24 Years Later, Von Hayes Remembered, Raul Ibanez Compares

Published by on June 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Today marks the 24th anniversary of Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Von Hayes’ record breaking performance when he became the first player in Major League history to hit two home runs in the first inning of a ballgame.

Von Hayes was never known to be a power hitter. While most power hitters of the ’80s were jacking 30 or more home runs a year, Hayes hit more than 20 HRs just twice in his career (13 HRs per year average as an every day starter).

On this date in 1985, Von Hayes led off with a HR against the New York Mets. The Phillies would bat around the order in the first inning only for Hayes to make his mark in the annals of baseball history by hitting a grand slam, becoming the first player ever to hi...

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