First Home Run, Touchdown, Dunk and Goal for Notable Players

It had to start somewhere.

During the Minnesota Twins rout of the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, rookie outfielder Eddie Rosario became the 29th player in MLB history to whack a home run on his first big league pitch.

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican prospect is a very long ways from Cooperstown but it’s still an incredible accomplishment that will make him an immediate household name and, if Rosario does make his way to central New York in 20-plus years, baseball diehards will definitely remember Game No. 1.

Here are a few other notable firsts in sports history:

Wayne Gretzky’s First Goal (October 14, 1979)


Michael Jordan’s First Dunk (October 27, 1984)


Brett Favre’s First TD Pass (September 27, 1992)


Alex Rodriguez’s First Home Run (June 12, 1995)


Cristiano Ronaldo’s First Professional Goal (October 7, 2002)

Photo Courtesy: Jim Mone/AP