Tigers Pitcher Daniel Norris Homers Off Jon Lester In His First MLB At-Bat (Video)

by NESN Staff

August 20, 2015

It’s not very often American League pitchers hit home runs, but what Daniel Norris did Wednesday was even more peculiar.

The Detroit Tigers rookie pitcher smacked a homer off Jon Lester in his very first major league at-bat during their matchup with the Cubs in Chicago. Norris became the first pitcher hit a home run in his first at-bat since Tommy Milone in 2011 and the first AL pitcher to homer at Wrigley field — ever.

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And if Norris’ name sounds familiar, that’s because he gained some attention this spring after an ESPN profile revealed the 22-year-old chooses to live in a van during the offseason.

However, it wasn’t all good news for Norris. The left-hander tweaked his oblique during the fifth inning and landed himself on the 15-day disabled list. The Tigers did go on to win 15-8, though.

Thumbnail photo via Jerry Lai/USA TODAY Sports Images

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