Today in Orioles History: Two Eutaw Street Home Runs, Including the First Ever

Mickey Tettleton.jpgTwo Eutaw Street Home Runs happened on this date in Orioles history.

Former Orioles catcher Mickey Tettleton hit the first Eutaw Street Home Run in the history of Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the Detroit Tigers on this day in Orioles history, April 20, 1992. Read about Tettleton’s effort in Roar from 34’s Eutaw Street Chronicles.

Here’s an excerpt from the Eutaw Street Chronicles:

Tettleton’s Eutaw Street home run on April 20 wasn’t even the longest of the day. That honor belonged to Sam Horn, who deposited a ball 420-feet into the centerfield bleachers, which was the first home run hit to that area at Camden Yards. The drive led Horn to boast to The Washington Times that he would one day hit the Warehouse: When I hit one really good, I’ll hit the warehouse. I may not be the first to do it and I don’t want to talk too much, but I will be putting in my effort.”

Andre Ethier, Eutaw StreetAndre Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers became the 67th batter to hit a Eutaw Street Home Run on this date in 2013. Ether’s first-inning blast gave the Dodgers an early 3-0 lead in the first game of a doubleheader with the O’s. Read about Ethier’s effort in the Eutaw Street Chronicles.

Here’s an excerpt about Ethier’s homer:

Ethier’s home run off of O’s starter Jason Hammel was the 67th effort to reach Eutaw Street, and at 383 feet was one of the shortest in ballpark history. Fortunately for the Orioles, it was hardly a sign of things to come.

The Dodgers didn’t homer again during the doubleheader, Hammel allowed four earned runs in six innings of work, and the O’s swept the two games by scores of 7-5 and 6-1, respectively.

It was a heck of a way to spend your birthday at the ballpark for Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.

“It was just one of those days,” Mattingly said. “It felt like anything we did didn’t go our way.”

Check out the Eutaw Street Chronicles page for more stories, and check back throughout the season for updates.

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2 Responses to Today in Orioles History: Two Eutaw Street Home Runs, Including the First Ever

  1. JT Orlando says:

    Is there a reason why Tettleton’s first name is misspelled on his marker? Just a mundane typo or more complex than that?

  2. Roar from 34 says:

    That’s a great question. I never even noticed. I took that photo several years ago. I wonder if it has been corrected since then. Good catch.

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