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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