Colby Rasmus Keeps April Streak of Eutaw Street Home Runs Alive
April 13, 2014
Eutaw Street is officially open for business in 2014 thanks to a first-inning home run by Colby Rasmus on Sunday. Rasmus' solo job opened the scoring in an 11-run, 17-hit barrage for the Blue Jays that clinched the weekend series with the Orioles. It is the fourth consecutive year that a Eutaw Street home run has been hit in the month of April; it had never happened in consecutive Aprils prior to 2012.
Fifteen Eutaw Street home runs have been hit in April, which ranks it as the second-busiest month after June (17). Nine of the 15 April home runs have been hit by Orioles batters, with two hit by the Blue Jays, and one each hit by the Tigers, Mariners, Yankees, and Dodgers.
Here are the rest of the batters to have reached Eutaw Street in April:
April 29, 1999 - Brady Anderson
April 23, 2004 - Jay Gibbons
April 21, 2009 - Aubrey Huff
April 27, 2011 - Luke Scott
April 24, 2012 - Eric Thames
April 28, 2012 - Chris Davis
April 20, 2013 - Andre Ethier
Rasmus' was the 78th Eutaw Street homer in Camden Yards history and the most recent since Ryan Flaherty did it Sept. 25, 2013.
Chris Davis hit his first home run of the season on Sunday, a much-anticipated long ball that Orioles fans hope will be the start of a power trend again this year. Davis' next Eutaw Street home run would be his sixth and would tie him with Luke Scott for the most in Camden Yards history. Davis is currently tied for second with Rafael Palmeiro.