MIAMI (AP) – The baseball season began with a bang.
Ian Happ of the Chicago Cubs hit a home run on the very first pitch of the year, connecting Thursday against Miami’s Jose Urena at Marlins Park.READ MORE: 'This Is Trying On Your Soul': Dallas Home Hit By Possible Tornado After Being Rebuilt From October 2019 Storm
Happ tagged a 95 mph fastball and sent it far over the right field fence.
The drive kept up a familiar pattern in the majors — big leaguers hit a record 6,105 home runs last season.READ MORE: Missing Houston Tiger Transported To Texas Animal Sanctuary
Dwight Evans of the Boston Red Sox homered on the first pitch of the 1986 season, connecting off future Hall of Famer Jack Morris at Tiger Stadium.
Happ’s homer was part of a three-run first inning for the Cubs. New Marlins CEO Derek Jeter watched his team instantly fall behind from his seat two rows back of the Miami dugout.MORE NEWS: Police: 2 Shot, 1 Fatally, In Car While Waiting To Enter 'Ranch-Style' Property In DeSoto
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