Dick Gray

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Richard Benjamin Gray (July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2013) was an American baseball player. Gray was a third baseman in Major League Baseball. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals.

Gray is best known as the player who hit the first home run in Los Angeles Dodgers history[1] and the first to homer in their opening game at LA Memorial Coliseum.[2]

Gray was born on July 11, 1931 in Jefferson, Greene County, Pennsylvania. He retired in 1993. Gray died on July 8, 2013 in Anaheim, California from heart failure, aged 81.[3]

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  1. "Retrosheet box score – Los Angeles Dodgers 13, San Francisco Giants 1. Game Played on Wednesday, April 16, 1958 (N) at Seals Stadium".
  2. "Retrosheet box score – Los Angeles Dodgers 6, San Francisco Giants 5. Game Played on Friday, April 18, 1958 (D) at LA Memorial Coliseum".
  3. Reyes, Ernest. "RIP, Dick Gray - The Man Who Hit LA's 1st Home Run". Dodgers Blue Heaven. Retrieved 2013-07-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)