We debut our #WNSTSweet16 list with the Greatest Local Sports debuts

January 07, 2014 | Glenn Clark

7. Sam Horn’s Baltimore Orioles debut (April 9, 1990)

Of all of the entries in the “single game” category, nothing got more listener response than Horn’s remarkable 4-5, two home run, six RBI performance in his first Orioles game-the first of his three run bombs coming off of KC ace Bret Saberhagen. The Birds would defeat the Royals 7-6 in 11 innings that day in Kansas City; Horn’s big game more emotional because it came just weeks after his mother suffered a stroke. Horn told the Baltimore Sun years later he believed his big game may have played a role in helping his mother recover.

Try as I might, no photos available from that game. Here’s a look at the Orioles’ box score courtesy of Baseball Reference.

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