By now, Houston Astros star George Springer is no stranger to the big stage. He’s the reigning World Series MVP after all, a guy who hit five homers in the seven games vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers.
So how did Springer start off 2018? With a homer, of course.
It came to lead off the Astros’ 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers. Astute fans might recall that Springer did the same thing in 2017, giving him two straight seasons with a lead-off homer. It’s enough to make you wonder: How many times has that happened? The answer: None.
Welcome to the record books, George Springer!
Springer is first player in MLB history to lead off back-to-back seasons with a HR. Former Astros OF Terry Puhl (1978. '80) was the only previous player to lead off two different seasons with a dinger.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) March 29, 2018
Think about it this way: The last game Springer played in 2017, his team won the World Series and he was the MVP. The first game of 2018, he pulled off an opening-day feat that no other player has ever accomplished.
Springer better figure out something historic to do in the Astros’ next game.
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