Did Trey Mancini hit a Homerun in his MLB Debut?
Yes, Trey Mancini hit a Homerun on his MLB debut.
Orioles No. 5 prospect Trey Mancini was eventually called up on Sunday as part of the team’s roster expansion. Mancini’s MLB debut was penciled in just a few days later by Buck Showalter.
There had been a long and arduous journey, including three seasons in the Minor Leagues.
For Mancini’s mother, it was the conclusion of more than 24 years of raising her son, who just so happened to be a Baltimore Orioles fan who grew up in Bowie, Maryland.
Following her son’s touchdown, she was eager to ring in the new year with some good cheer.
He made his major league debut as a designated hitter against the Boston Red Sox on September 20 and blasted a home run in his second at-bat against Eduardo Rodriguez.
To celebrate their son’s first MLB home run, his parents were in attendance. After Larry Haney in 1966, Nick Markakis in 2006, and Jonathan Schoop in 2007, Mancini became the fourth Orioles player to hit a home run in their first Major League at-bat (2013).
His second professional home run came two nights later when he smashed a three-run homer off David Price.
With two home runs in his first two starts, he became the 20th player in big league history to accomplish this feat.
On September 24, he became only the third player in major league history to hit a home run in each of his first three starts.