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

January 07, 2014 | Glenn Clark

6. Rick Sutcliffe’s Orioles debut/first ever game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards (April 6, 1992)

If you’re going to open a new stadium-particularly one that would go on to be a model for a generation of new stadiums throughout Major League Baseball-it’s hard to imagine a better way to do it. With baseball, regional and national luminaries in attendance; the Orioles’ veteran free agent acquisition tossed a complete game shutout while scattering only five hits to a lineup that included the likes of Kenny Lofton, Albert Belle and Sandy Alomar, Jr.

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Doug in Ellicott City Says:

    Fun list…interesting insight. Greatest debut in Baltimore history has to be Frank Robinson in 1966. Joe Altobelli didn’t do so bad, either. Two other Orioles debut seasons that come to mind are Mighty Mike Young (’84 & ’85?) and Jim Traber in the summer of ’86.

  2. unitastoberry Says:

    I was at many of those events and I was lucky to be born here in 1958 and grow up with the Orioles and Colts in their prime. I have to totally agree with Frank being number one.
    I was a Jr Oriole in 66 attending many games with my late father. Frank turned this town on its ear and provided baseball with a season for the ages. His 6 years here was the Oriole way!

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