Clyde Vollmer

Vollmer debuted with the Reds on May 31, 1942 and homered on the first major league pitch he saw, only the third player to do so. Yet he did not get much playing time in the majors until 1949, with the Senators. In 1951, he had a torrid July for the Red Sox, connecting for 13 HR and driving in 30 runs. He homered three times that July 26, and in the 16th inning on July 28 hit the latest-inning grand slam in ML history.