Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Watch Out for Batted Balls? Not in 2010

No player hit a Eutaw Street home run in 2010. It was only the second time in Camden Yards history that fans could stroll down Eutaw Street during baseball season without heeding the club's advice to "Watch Out For Batted Balls" (photo credit: WallyG, Flickr).

The other Eutaw Street homerless drought occurred in 1993. Eutaw Street remained untouched by cowhide from May 23, 1992, to April 24, 1994, when Ken Griffey Jr. hit a 438-foot homer to right field. Griffey's blast was the only Eutaw Street home run of the 1994 season.

Batters reached Eutaw Street during game action four times in 2009. Luke Scott hit the two most recent "Bronze Bombs"  on July 11, 2009, and Sept. 1, 2009. Scott's four Eutaw Street home runs are the second-most behind Rafael Palmeiro, who hit five in four different seasons.

Scott failed to put any baseballs beyond the right-field flag court in 2010 despite establishing a career high in home runs with 27, 19 of which came at Camden Yards.

The 1993 Orioles team ERA was 4.32. The 2010 Orioles team ERA was 4.59.

Will the next Eutaw Street home run be hit by the home team or the visitors? Vote in the poll on the sidebar.

Related Reading:

The Eutaw Street Year in Review (2009)

Luke Scott Closes in on Rafael Palmeiro for Most Eutaw Street Home Runs

What if the Warehouse Were in Left Field?



Avi M (@2131andBeyond) said...

Technically, some HRs that were hit to the flag court bounced to Eutaw St. Saw a few of those.

And BP Eutaw-ers: Ichiro was my favorite to watch. Back-to-back-to-back shots to Eutaw, one of which hit the roof of Boog's BBQ. He was a monster in August here. Thome was pretty good, too.

Stacey said...

Wow, none? Luke better eat his Wheaties in the off season!

Roar from 34 said...

@Avi M - The balls that bounce to Eutaw Street don't get plaques. The place would be covered in bronze if that were the case. Someone should keep track of BP home runs that reach Eutaw Street over the course of a season.

@Stacey - I was surprised, too. I didn't have any in my notes, and the Orioles verified for me that there weren't any hit in 2010.