Sam Horn has leveraged his twenty plus years of experience in the game of baseball to develop several entrepreneurial ventures. In addition to being an ambassador, television personality and sports analyst for the Boston Red Sox and NESN for the past several years, Sam has developed a successful sports center and baseball school as CEO and Head Instructor of Around The Horn Sports Center, in Rhode Island. Sam?s goal is to ?build an individual?s confidence in their abilities, teach them to recognize and minimize their weaknesses and help any athlete get the maximum results out of his or her potential.?
He is also the President of the website for Red Sox fans, sonsofsamhorn.com which is ?dedicated to all things Red Sox,? and a founder of the newly developed sawxheads.com, a ?my space? for sports. Sam is chief spokesperson for ?Shape-up RI,? a fitness program to use physical activity to offset obesity. A ?giving back? foundation is also in the final stages of development as Sam puts the final touches on, The Sam Horn Foundation. He also serves on several boards including The Providence Center in Rhode Island-a center for abused women and children.
Sam?s baseball career speaks for itself. He turned down a full baseball/football scholarship to The University of Southern California to accept an offer from the Boston Red Sox as their first round draft pick in 1982. The offer came for Sam right out of high school where he was the only high school player to hit 4 homeruns with 11 RBIs in one game. Sam not only hit a homerun his first time at bats as a professional player, but he repeated this by hitting a homerun for the Boston Red Sox on the day of his Major League debut. He became fondly known as the ?Fenway Fridge.?
Sam holds the #1 all time offensive record for the Pawtucket Red Sox .In 1987, Sam became one of the most celebrated players in the history of the Pawtucket Red Sox by hitting .321, with 30 homeruns and 82 RBI?s by July 5, 1987.That same year, Sam set a Major League record, hitting 10 homeruns in his first 82 trips to the plate. This remains a Red Sox record.
In 1990, Sam dazzled Baltimore fans with the best Opening Day performance in the Orioles? history, going 5 for 6, with 2 homeruns and 7 RBIs. He single handedly drove home 7 of the 8bb runs in the Orioles? 8 to 7 victory that day.
In 1993, Sam was named MVP of the Minor League and AAA World Series as he led the Minor Leagues with 48 homeruns. Then again in 1997 he led the Major Leagues in Taiwan by shattering the old homerun record of 27 with a new record of 38 homers, slamming 17 totally out of the stadium.