For the first time in 50 years on Saturday, the only run in a Major League Baseball game came on the first pitch.
In Arizona’s 1-0 win over Miami on Saturday, Gerardo Parra, the Diamondbacks’ right fielder, hit a home run on the first pitch of the game off of Marlins’ starter Tom Koehler.
It would also be the last run scored in the entire game.
The last time that the only run was scored in the entire game from the first pitch was on September 2, 1963. According to Sports Illustrated, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit a home run as the Reds defeated the New York Mets 1-0. This was Rose’s rookie season in Cincinnati. Rose, who went on to be one of the most controversial players of all time because he was banned from baseball for admitting to betting on the sport, is the all-time leader in hits with 4,256.
Arizona meanwhile move into first place in the National League West with the victory.