Houston Astros first baseman Tyler White's story has already been magical. He was drafted out of Western Carolina in the 33rd round of the 2013 MLB Draft by Houston. White has hit his way through the minor leagues, even beating out the projected starter Jon Singelton for a spot on the 25-man roster this Spring.
He wasn't selected as the Opening Day starter for the Astros in New York against the Yankees on Tuesday. But, he was the first player off the bench when manager A.J. Hinch called upon him. He pinch-hit for Preston Tucker with lefty Chasen Shreve on the mound in the seventh inning.
White made the most of his at-bat, singling back up the middle for his first major league hit.
White would reach base a second time in the game in a much more painful manner. He was hit by a pitch in his hand in the eighth inning by Dellin Betances.
The Astros, of course, have already collected the baseball for white:
Congratulations to Tyler White with his first major league hit on Opening Day. pic.twitter.com/Zfa6wsF7vw— Mike Acosta (@AstrosTalk) April 5, 2016