Dexter Fowler just hit the first leadoff home run in World Series Game 7 history.
Fowler already made Cubs history in this World Series by being the first person of color to appear in the Fall Classic for the Cubs. Now he’s cemented his name in Cubs lore forever with a 406-foot homer to dead center off of Cleveland ace Corey Kluber.
Fowler’s home run came on just the fourth pitch of the game, a 2-1 sinker that the Cubs leadoff man hit to dead center of Cleveland’s Progressive Field. It was the 11th leadoff homer in World Series history and the first since 2014.
The centerfielder watched the ball sail just over the head of Cleveland’s Rajai Davis and past the outfield fence. Fowler then celebrated by spinning to face the Cubs dugout and trot backwards as he ran from first to second.