July 27, 1927: Mel Ott's 1st HR
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:00am
Little Giant emerges
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - 18-year old Mel Ott hit his first major league home run on this date in 1927. Ott's first was an inside-the-park job which helped his New York Giants beat the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The 5'9" Gretna, Louisiana native hit 511 career homers, and that was the only one that didn't go over the fence.
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