According to ELIAS

Centeno homers off Kluber

Juan Centeno 2016Juan Centeno‘s first career home run, a two-run shot in the fifth inning off Corey Kluber, gave the Twins a lead they never relinquished in their win over the Indians yesterday. Centeno is the third player this season whose first career home run in the majors came off a former Cy Young Award winner. Colorado’s Trevor Story hit his first off Zack Greinke and Arizona’s Socrates Brito hit his off Jake Arrieta.

Centeno is the ninth player in Minnesota Twins history whose first career homer came off a former Cy Young Award winner. Some of the names on that list include Butch Wynegar, Lyman Bostock, John Castino and Steve Lombardozzi.

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  1. Mariam says:

    I was at the newly-refurbished Yankee Stadium on Easter Sunday in 1976 when Lyman Bostock and Butch Wynegar hit their first major league home runs. It made for a come-from-behind win in the 9th inning. I’m guessing they hit them off Catfish, but I don’t remember specifically. All I know is that the stunned Yankee fans left the stadium shaking their heads wondering who these guys were. A great moment in not many great games against the Yankees.

    Thanks for the memory!

    • jjswol says:

      Your memory Mariam is right on, the home runs by Bostock, Wynegar as well as Carew were all hit off the “Catfish”. Thank you for sharing you wonderful memory of that hot day (in more ways than one – 96 degrees in April?) and here is the boxscore for that game.

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