The Youngest Player to Hit Major League Homer

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Date of Event: August 20, 1945

During WWII, all abled bodied ballplayers were expected to serve in the war, so as the war continued, the talent pool within the major leagues shrunk. Having little options for players, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed player, Tommy Brown, at age 16. In August 1945, Brown hit a home run off Preacher Roe, setting the record for the youngest player ever to hit a home run in a major league game.

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About the Author:

Larry Dierker was born September 22, 1946, in Hollywood California. Larry is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, manager, broadcaster, and he is also an accomplished American novelist, blogger, essayist, playwright, motivational speaker, and digital entrepreneur.