Rangers' Jurickson Profar hits home run in first major league at-bat

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The Texas Rangers have a long and proud history of power hitters coming through the organization, but Jurickson Profar did something that nobody else in Rangers history had accomplished while wearing a Texas uniform.

In his first big league at-bat, Profar homered Sunday. He sent a 2-1 fastball from Cleveland starter Zach McAllister over the right-field fence to start the third inning.

The last player in franchise history to do it was Brant Alyea when the Rangers were the Washington Senators. Alyea did it against California on Sept. 12, 1965.

Profar, 19, joins the Pirates' Starling Marte and the Padres' Eddy Rodriguez as the only other rookies with that feat this season.

Profar is the youngest position player in franchise history so, by default, he is now the youngest player to homer in a Rangers uniform.

-- Drew Davison

The Twitter reaction

Drew Davison ‏@drewdavison And so it begins ... Jurickson Profar's first big league hit is a solo shot to right. #Rangers 1, #Indians 0.

Mike Rhyner ‏@theoldgreywolf holy s---t!!

Chuck Cooperstein ‏@coopmavs And let the legend of Jurickson Profar begin

Ian Fitzsimmons ‏@Ianfitzespn Profar overreaction twitter meltdown in 3.2.1.........

Drew Davison ‏@drewdavison 388 feet on Profar's homer. #Rangers

nrhphil ‏@nrhphil First MLB at-bat HR by #Rangers Profar: Ian Kinsler now answers to "Wally."

Mike Rhyner ‏@theoldgreywolf so i guess this is not just another skinny little slash and dash middle infielder?

Jamey Newberg ‏@NewbergReport Hey, Bryce.

Jamey Newberg ‏@NewbergReport Oh good gawd. @DKnobler: Profar is the youngest player to hit a big-league HR since Adrian Beltre in 1998 with Dodgers.

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