There is no other Major League park quite like Oriole Park at Camden Yards. This was true the day it opened in 1992, and it remains true today. From the generation of future stadiums it inspired to its iconic brick warehouse beyond the right-field fence, Baltimore’s jewel of a ballpark
There is no other Major League park quite like Oriole Park at Camden Yards. This was true the day it opened in 1992, and it remains true today. From the generation of future stadiums it inspired to its iconic brick warehouse beyond the right-field fence, Baltimore’s jewel of a ballpark heads toward its third decade, remaining one of baseball’s best.
In the immediate shadow of the warehouse resides one of Camden Yards’ unique features: Eutaw Street. The festive, fenced-off promenade is home to the Orioles’ Hall of Fame wall, famously popular concessions … and one of the game’s most tempting targets for left-handed hitters.
If you can reach Eutaw Street, you can hit it out of almost any park.
It is an exclusive club, which is why the landing spot of each Eutaw Street homer is marked in concrete for posterity. What does it take to have your name immortalized like that? Who are the few players who can hit a ball as far as Boog’s?
Here is everything you need to know about Eutaw Street and the baseballs that have landed there.
How many players have reached Eutaw Street? 101.
How many Orioles? 46.
How many opposing players? 55.
Who has reached it the most? The all-time leader in Eutaw Street homers is Chris Davis (11).
Which visiting player has reached Eutaw Street the most? Jason Giambi (three)
Which pitcher has given up the most Eutaw Street homers? It’s a tie between Sidney Ponson and Tommy Hunter (five).
What’s the farthest homer ever to hit Eutaw Street? 443 feet, hit by Expos outfielder Henry Rodriguez off Scott Jamieniecki on June 17, 1997.
What’s the farthest Eutaw Street homer hit by an Oriole? 435 feet, by Jonathan Villar off White Sox righty Lucas Giolito on September 16, 2018.
Has anyone hit it twice in the same game? Only one player: Rafael Palmiero, off Eric Gunderson and Eric Vosberg of the Rangers, on April 11, 1997.
Who was the first to hit it? Former Orioles catcher Mickey Tettleton on April 20, 1992, playing for the Tigers. He hit it off Ben McDonald.
Who was the first Oriole to hit it? Kevin Bass on June 8, 1995, off Mariners righty Salomón Torres.
Who was the last player to hit it? Anthony Santander on Aug. 16, 2020, off Nationals righty Max Scherzer.
Which season featured the most Eutaw Street home runs? 2003 (11).
Have there been any seasons without a Eutaw Street home run? Yes. 1993 and 2010.
Have any right-handed hitters ever reached Eutaw Street? No.
For additional information, you can watch and learn more about every home run to ever touch down on Eutaw Street by clicking here.
Joe Trezza covers the Orioles for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JoeTrezz.