Didi Gregorius’ monster home run during the New York Yankees’ recent series in Baltimore will earn the shortstop a plaque on Eutaw Street.
During their series against the Baltimore Orioles earlier this week, the New York Yankees had themselves a mini home run derby. It was a slugfest culminated by a 14-1 shellacking to complete the sweep.
During the Yankees 9-4 win in the second game of the series, shortstop Didi Gregorius hit a massive 417-foot home run to right field which landed on Eutaw Street. This has earned him the honor of having a plaque on said street.
For those who don’t know, Eutaw Street is the festive area that’s located between Camden Yards and the B&O warehouse. Every home run ball that completely clears the right-field wall and lands on the street gets a mini plaque on the spot where the ball lands. Didi is the first Yankees player to hit a homerun on Eutaw Street since Curtis Granderson did it back in 2013.
Didi hit the ball to Eutaw Street, only the 104th time that's happened in the history of Camden Yards. 😮#DriveoftheGame @PlymouthRock pic.twitter.com/USS7l4gjFF
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 7, 2019
Over 100 home run balls have hit Eutaw Street, with seven different Yankees players performing the feat. Jason Giambi himself has three plaques on the street. Paul O’Neill, Robinson Cano, Johnny Damon, and Nick Swisher are the other Yankees players to hit Eutaw.
There’s also a plaque on the street symbolizing Ken Griffey Jr.’s home run derby ball that hit the warehouse. An interesting tidbit is that more opponents have hit balls onto Eutaw than Orioles players.
The Yankees have completely owned the O’s this season, especially on the road. They have a 10-0 record playing in Baltimore this season and have now won 15 straight games at Oriole Park.
In Wednesday’s series finale, New York hit five home runs to set the record (52) for most home runs off an opponent in a single season. The Yankees still have four more games to play against Baltimore this season which will be played at Yankee Stadium.