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Those who homered in their first at-bat as a Yankee

Andruw Jones of the New York Yankees hits

Andruw Jones of the New York Yankees hits a home run against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (April 5, 2011) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Andruw Jones on Tuesday night became the 13th Yankee since the expansion era of 1961 to homer in his first at-bat with the team. On a full count in the second inning, Jones smoked an offering from Minnesota's Brian Duensing into the left-field stands.

Here's a look at the baker's dozen to accomplish this feat in pinstripes. No opposing pitcher appears on this list twice, and the Red Sox are the only team to allow more than one Yankee to appear on this list.

PLAYER YEAR OPPONENT PITCHER
John A. Miller Sept. 11, 1966 Red Sox Lee Stang
Graig Nettles* April 6, 1973 Red Sox Luis Tiant
Jimmy Wynn April 7, 1977 Brewers Bill Travers
Barry Foote April 28, 1981 Tigers Dan Schatzeder
Glenallen Hill July 24, 2000 Orioles John Parrish
Ron Coomer April 6, 2002 Devil Rays Wilson Alvarez
Marcus Thames June 10, 2002 Diamondbacks Randy Johnson
Todd Zeile April 2, 2003 Blue Jays Mark Hendrickson
Bubba Crosby April 9, 2004 White Sox Shingo Takatsu
Andy Phillips Sept. 26, 2004 Red Sox Terry Adams
Nick Green* July 2, 2006 Mets Heath Bell
Cody Ransom** Aug. 17, 2008 Royals Jeff Fulchino
Curtis Granderson April 4, 2010 Red Sox Josh Beckett
Andruw Jones April 5, 2011 Twins Brian Duensing

 

* Nettles and Green both homered in their first official at-bat, where as the others on this list did so in their first plate appearance.

** Ransom also homered in his second plate appearance, becoming the first and only Yankee to accomplish that feat.

 

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