Barry Bonds becomes the second player in baseball history to begin a season (April 3, 2002) with consecutive two-homer games.
Eddie Mathews also hit a pair of homers in each of the Braves’ first two games against the Pirates to start the 1958 season.
Mathews is regarded as one of the best third basemen ever to play the game. He was an All-Star for 9 seasons. He won the National League (NL) home run title in 1953 and 1959 and was the NL Most Valuable Player runner-up both of those seasons.
He hit 512 home runs during his major league career. Mathews coached for the Atlanta Braves in 1971, and he was the team’s manager from 1972 to 1974. Later, he was a scout and coach for the Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Oakland Athletics