Eric Thames hits 58th Eutaw Street homer in Camden Yards history

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Toronto\'s Eric Thames hit the 58th Eutaw Street home run Tuesday night, a third-inning blast off Orioles right-hander Tommy Hunter that one-hopped the Warehouse. Thames is the first player to reach Eutaw Street since the Yankees\' Nick Swisher did so, also against Hunter, on Aug. 26, 2011.

Thames is the third Blue Jay to reach Eutaw Street - Carlos Delgado was the first on June 21, 1998, followed by Eric Hinske on Aug. 22, 2004.

Hunter, meanwhile, is the third pitcher to surrender consecutive Eutaw Street home runs (not in the same game). It happened once to Jason Johnson (June 21, 2001, and June 8, 2002) and twice to Sidney Ponson (May 30, 1998, and June 21, 1998; Sept. 5 and Sept. 23, 1999).

April is now tied with June as the most active month for Eutaw Street home runs. Twelve bronze bombs have been hit in each of those months. They are followed, in descending order, by July (11), September (9), May (7) and August (7).

Three of Rafael Palmeiro\'s  five Eutaw Street home runs came in April, including two in one game April 11, 1997. Palmeiro and Luke Scott hold the record for most Eutaw Street homers.


April 25, 2012


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