Lead Off Homer as Only Run of Game

According to SABR member David Vincent, the New York Mets’ Kaz Matsui led off the 5/12/2004 game against the Diamondbacks with a homer off Randy Johnson.

The Mets won 1-0. Here is a list of lead off homers as the only run of the game courtesy of Vincent.

According to SABR member David Vincent, the New York Mets’ Kaz Matsui led off the 5/12/2004 game against the Diamondbacks with a homer off Randy Johnson.

The Mets won 1-0. Here is a list of lead off homers as the only run of the game courtesy of Vincent. He said be sure to note that Denny Walling (who did this in 1981) is now Matsui’s hitting coach.

Lead Off Homer as Only Run of Game

Hardy Richardson  09/02/1889
Harry Lumley  04/29/1906
Harry Hooper  05/30/1913
Jim Kelly  05/11/1915
Heinie Groh  06/17/1916
Ira Flagstead  05/28/1924
Bobby Reeves  08/17/1929
Len Koenecke  06/07/1934
Pete Rose  09/02/1963
John Briggs  06/12/1969
Bobby Bonds  04/28/1973
Wayne Garrett  09/07/1973
Don Money  04/26/1976
Terry Puhl  05/20/1979
Willie Wilson  08/25/1979
Denny Walling  04/26/1981
Darren Lewis  08/07/1991
Greg Briley  06/19/1992
Carlos Garcia  09/14/1993



Originally published: May 18, 2004. Last Updated: May 18, 2004.

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