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Historic home runs on Opening Day at Camden Yards

On April 8, 1992, in the first inning of the second game at Camden Yards, Cleveland Indians first baseman Paul Sorrento hit the first home run in the history of the ballpark. It was a three-run shot hit off Orioles pitcher Bob Milacki to left-center field on a 1-2 pitch.

That and other details are easily accessible in The Baltimore Sun’s home runs database, which enables users to search for every longball hit in an Orioles game since Camden Yards opened 20 years ago. It includes all home runs hit at the ballpark, as well as those hit on the road during that time period.

For example, long-time Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield has surrendered the most home runs by an Orioles opponent – 39 – during that span.

If you’re looking for all home runs hit onto Eutaw Street in front of the B&O Warehouse, we’ve got that covered in the database – along with pictures of the commemorative plaques for most of them.

The year-by-year total of home runs for the Orioles and their opponents is also available. And, once the first home run is hit this season, we’ll update the database to reflect the latest information.

The database, which was launched at the beginning of the 2010 season, also contains several top 10 lists that break down the information on all home runs hit in games involving the Orioles since 1992.

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