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Stephen Vogt homers to snap 0-for-32 hitless streak to begin MLB career

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OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 28: Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with teammates after he hit a solo home run in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coliseum on June 28, 2013 in Oakland, California. The home run was Vogt’s first Major League hit. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Here’s a pretty cool moment.

Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt began his major league career hitless over his first 32 at-bats, but he finally got off the schneid last night against the Cardinals. And he did so in pretty exciting fashion, as he ripped a solo homer to right field off right-hander Joe Kelly.

As you’ll see in the video below, Vogt initially received the silent treatment from his teammates before being congratulated.

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Vogt, 28, played eight seasons in the minors before going 0-for-25 in his first taste of the majors last season with the Rays. After being called up by the A’s this week, he went hitless in his first seven at-bats before going deep last night. His hitless streak was the longest to begin a career since former Athletics’ slugger Chris Carter went 0-for-33 in 2010. Vic Harris set the all-time record for a non-pitcher back in 1972 by going 0-for-35 to begin his career.

Here’s an interview with Vogt after the game, courtesy of