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Samuel Lee Horn

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 5", Weight 250 lb.

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Sam Horn was signed as a 1st round pick in the 1982 amateur draft by the Boston Red Sox and scout Ray Boone.

In 1987, Horn set the major league record with 14 home runs in 46 games, the most home runs by a player who played in less than 50 games. His first Major League hit was even a home run-it ended up being a game winner.

Horn won a couple home run titles in his career. He led the International League (AAA) in '93 (38 homers), the Mexican League in '96 (30) and the Taiwan Major League in 1997 (31 home runs, the TML all-time record). Horn tied the overall Taiwan home run mark, set a year prior by Luis Iglesias. Jay Kirkpatrick would belt 31 in the 1998 CPBL. In 2007, Tilson Brito set the new Taiwan home run record.

He hit 313 homers in his pro career and slugged .468 in the majors, .498 in the non-Mexican minors and .569 in Mexico.

Currently is a broadcaster for the Red Sox post-game show on NESN.

Horn is also sometimes remembered as the origin of the term horn, referring to the act of striking out six times in a single game, a feat Horn accomplished on July 17, 1991 in a 15-inning game against the Royals, while with the Baltimore Orioles. (It has occurred five other times to date but Mike Flanagan on that date when asked about it said "Well,three strikeouts is a hat trick. Four is a sombrero. Five is a golden sombrero and, from now on, six will be known as 'A Horn.'", It is also sometimes referred to as a Titanium Sombrero.)

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1991)

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