Cubs pitcher Brandon Hughes makes MLB history in his impressive debut

His Major League debut came more abruptly than he would have liked on Tuesday night, but Chicago Cubs quarterback Brandon Hughes made use of the occasion as he made major league history in a friendly.

Hughes, who called the Cubs on Tuesday before the team’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, was called into the game when Daniel Norris was forced to leave the game due to pain in his right Achilles tendon.

Needless to say, Hughes made a good impression, hitting the last two strokes of the inning and then hitting the side in the seventh inning.

In addition to being impressive, this feat was actually historical. According to STATS Inc. (As cited by Megan Montemoro of the Chicago Tribune) Hughes is the first bowler in modern baseball history to score at least five players and make them all come across the strike on his MLB debut.

Player Christopher Morrell, who was called up with Hughes on Tuesday, also made his big league debut, and joined the party by hitting home in the left field stands in the eighth inning. In doing so, he became the first Cubs player since Wilson Contreras to score on home soil in his first major league game.

To spice up the proverbial cake, the Cubs covered the Buccaneers for the second day in a row, winning 7-0 at Wrigley Field.

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