Gunnar Henderson had no need for his helmet. He had to clear his mind before going back to the dugout, no matter what.
Another piece of hardware would be on top of his head and around his neck.
Henderson only needed two big league at-bats to get his first hit, a home run with an RBI. In the fourth inning of Wednesday's 4-0 win at Progressive Field, he
hit a slider from Guardians starter Triston McKenzie to deep right-center field. That powerful left-handed swing, which pushed him to the top
lists and led to his big league debut, had just hit a ball at 107.1 mph and a projected 429 feet, helmet or no helmet. Adley Rutschman was waiting for
Henderson in the visitors' dugout with the Orioles' famous Home Run Chain to give to his close friend, fellow top prospect, and fellow 2019 Draft classmate
It became a moment that stopped time, and the O's hope to see it again and again for years to come.
Henderson was Baltimore's best prospect and baseball's No. 2 overall prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.
He came in with a bang and a hair flip that made his helmet fall off.
Henderson said with a smile, "We tried them on, and that one fit the best." "It looks like I have too much hair.