One of the most popular players in recent Boston Red Sox history will be swinging his mighty bat in Enfield Saturday.
Sam Horn, who belted 14 home runs in just 158 at bats as a rookie in 1987, will lead a team of former professional baseball players as they take on a squad of in a benefit softball game.
The game will be played at . The day will begin with a free children's softball/baseball clinic at 1 p.m., and the softball game will follow at 2 p.m.
The 6-foot-5 Horn slugged a career-high 23 home runs for the Baltimore Orioles in 1991. He also played for the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers in an eight-year career, retiring in 1995.
Among the other former big leaguers scheduled to appear are Mike Stenhouse, a five-year major leaguer whose tenure included a stint with the 1986 pennant-winning Red Sox team, and Billy Jo Robidoux, a former Texas League MVP whose six-season career wound up with the Red Sox in 1990.
Tickets are available at the door for a suggested $10 donation. Proceeds benefit the Enfield Police Explorers.
The game had originally been scheduled for June 2, but was postponed due to heavy rain. All pre-distributed tickets will be honored.