Cuban Jorge Soler became the first designated hitter to hit a home run in the first inning of his career in a World Series.
UNITED STATES – The Cuban Jorge Soler became the first designated hitter in history to hit a home run in the first plate appearance in a World Series.
The slugger of Atlanta Braves faced the pitcher Framber Valdez, to whom he gave a full-back stick to send his team to the front in the Fall Classic.
to usually do is the designated hitter for the Braves’ ninth, opening the World Series in the American League park.
Before him, four other batters had homered in their first at-bat, although these had been in the bottom of the inning.
Soler is one of the 20 Latino players who are on the rosters of both teams for this Fall Classic.