Nothing like waiting all season for baseball to start, but when the first pitch thrown ends up being a home run, well that’s the magic of baseball. Ian Happ hit a home run on the 1st pitch today in the Cubs’ 8-4 win over the Miami Marlins on opening day.
Happ, making his first opening day start hit his home run off Jose Urena over the right field fence. Happ is believed to be the first player to hit a homer on the first pitch of the major league season since Dwight Evans of the Boston Red Sox accomplished the feat against Hall of Famer Jack Morris in 1986.
Anthony Rizzo hit a solo home run in the second, and Kyle Schwarber smacked a solo shot in the seventh.