OTDIB – May 30th, 1986 – Home run king struggles in 1st major league start against Dodgers

On this date in baseball, May 30th

May 30th, 1986 – Home run king struggles in his first start

1986 In a 6-4 loss to the Dodgers at Three Rivers Stadium, future home run king Barry Bonds goes 0-for-5 in his major league debut. The Pirates center fielder, batting leadoff, strikes out three times.

The blurb says debut but when you review the game logs, Barry’s first at-bat was on April 20th in a suspended game. His first start was against the Dodgers on May 30th, 1986 and he did strike out three times.

His father, Bobby Bonds had a more rousing debut against the Dodgers hitting a grand slam in his first game.  Off of………………..John Purdin

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