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George Springer pulls off opening-day feat you've never seen before

By now, Houston Astros star George Springer is no stranger to the big stage. He’s the reigning World Series MVP after all, a guy who hit five homers in the seven games vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers.

So how did Springer start off 2018? With a homer, of course.

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It came to lead off the Astros’ 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers. Astute fans might recall that Springer did the same thing in 2017, giving him two straight seasons with a lead-off homer. It’s enough to make you wonder: How many times has that happened? The answer: None.

Welcome to the record books, George Springer!


Think about it this way: The last game Springer played in 2017, his team won the World Series and he was the MVP. The first game of 2018, he pulled off an opening-day feat that no other player has ever accomplished.

Springer better figure out something historic to do in the Astros’ next game.

Houston Astros’ George Springer (4) celebrates his solo home run with Jose Altuve (27) in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, March 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Mike Oz is a writer at Yahoo Sports. Contact him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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