Happ homers in Cubs Debut
Stop me if you have heard this one: a player is called up and hits a home run for first in their debut. Okay, so it happens quite a bit. Willson Contreras did in his first at-bat on June 19, 2016. So did Jorge Soler and Starlin Castro. And while big things are expected for Ian Happ, he made sure to set the stage well.
Jim Deshaies called it. And, Happ delivered. On the first pitch in his at-bat versus Carlos Martinez, Happ lifts a home run to right field. It was a two-run shot, and the first hit of his career. Against the St. Louis Cardinals. And, it was on Mother’s day. While the team lost the game, it was a major moment for Happ and the team.
Happ is an intricate part of the Chicago Cubs roster now. Called up early due to injuries, he has quickly proved he belongs in the MLB.