WATCH: Ian Happ skies leadoff bomb, breaks franchise record


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Ian Happ now holds the franchise record for the most home runs hit by a switch hitter in a Cubs uniform.
Ian Happ now holds the franchise record for the most home runs hit by a switch hitter in a Cubs uniform.

PITTSBURGH — In addition to smacking his third leadoff blast of the season, Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ set a new franchise record on Tuesday. Passing former Cubs switch hitter Augie Galan with his 60th home run in a Cubs uniform, Happ set the all-time Cubs record for the most homers hit by a switch hitter.

A Pittsburgh native, Happ placed the Pittsburgh Pirates into an early 1-0 hole by taking Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl deep on the second pitch of the game. The 434-foot blast hit out to right came with Happ batting from the left side of the plate. The impressive long ball left PNC Park and bounced toward the Allegheny River. Happ now has 10 round-trippers and 21 RBIs on the season.

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