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Kouzmanoff Makes History With First Swing

Kevin Kouzmanoff ... what a start!

Kevin Kouzmanoff made his major-league debut for the Indians in Texas -- the Lone Star State. Yet all the other stars in the universe had to be perfectly aligned for not only Kouzmanoff, but also Tom Mastny and the Indians on Saturday night in what goes into the books as a 6-5 Cleveland victory -- though it was a game with so very much more from stunning start to plucky finish for the Tribe.

No other player, of the thousands who have appeared in a major-league baseball game, ever did what Kouzmanoff did -- hit the very first pitch he saw in his career for a grand slam. Only two others ever hit a grand slam in their first at-bat -- Florida's Jeremy Hermida last year and the Phillies' Bill Duggleby way back in 1898. The only other player to hit a grand slam in his first big-league game... Recommended Stories

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