Welcome to the Show, Cedric Mullins.
Adam Jones had his replacement in center field lead the Baltimore Orioles onto the field at Camden Yards Friday night. Mullins took things from there compiling the first three-hit night by an Orioles player making his MLB debut.
As the Baltimore Sun notes, 20 O’s players have had multi-hit games in their first big league game starting with Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson in September 1955.
ICYMI – Adam Jones, who usually leads the team on the field, told Cedric Mullins to take the field first in the Mullins’ MLB debut. pic.twitter.com/tAZImcBUrY
— Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) August 11, 2018
Eleven Orioles players have played their first game in the show during the 2018 season: Austin Wynns, Steve Wilkerson, Engelb Vielma, Yefry Ramirez, Mullins, Ryan Meisinger, David Hess, Paul Fry, Nestor Cortes, Cody Carroll, and Pedro Araujo,
Want to know more about O’s players making their debut? Paul Folkemer offered a rundown of memorable first games in this 2015 Pressbox article, “The 15: Best MLB Debuts for Orioles Players.”
Every “first day” for my kids from this day forward will include the encouragement to “Be like Cedric out there today.”