Justin Verlander did not get a hit until his 10th season in the major leagues. It took him 26 interleague at-bats before his first single. Matthew Boyd did it on his first swing.
(Click through to watch video of Boyd’s hit)
And here’s a view from the stands from an old friend of the blog, Mike McClary:
And for the nerdzzz out there, the ball came off the bat at 97 mph.
Lucky Hit: Matthew Boyd (1) [DET] off Zack Godley [ARI]: 97.1 mph, -30 degrees (Single)— MLBExitVelocity (@MLBExitVelocity) May 11, 2017
Verlander, of course, appreciated the whole thing greatly.