It's not often the name Tuffy Rhodes comes up in conversation. But when it does, you can bet it's the first day of baseball season.That's because on April 4, 1994, Rhodes, a lifetime .224 hitter with 13 career home runs, took Doc Gooden yard three times in the Chicago Cubs' 12-8 Opening Day loss to the New York Mets at Wrigley Field.Rhodes' feat is memorable if only for its randomness...
Tuffy Rhodes. We’ve all heard the name…but do you know why? Of course you do. On April 4, 1994, during a 12-8 loss to the New York Mets, Rhodes, a sometimes starting outfielder for the Chicago Cubs, connected on three home runs…all off Dwight Gooden. It was then, however, an Opening Day legend was born. Rhodes, would hit five more home runs in the big leagues and fourteen...
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