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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Ed Horowitz saw four Opening Days as a pro, made AA; Later turned to communications

Frederick Key Ed Horowitz took in Opening Day for a local Little League in April 1990 and spoke to The Baltimore Sun about his own Opening Day experiences in Little League and higher.

"This is what it's all about," Horowitz told The Sun then. "It gets a lot more serious when you move up to high school and then pro ball."

Horowitz by then was starting his second pro season. He went on to see two more. He topped out at AA.

Horowitz' career began in 1989, taken by the Orioles in the 15th round out of Rider University.

At Rider, Horowitz won Conference Scholar Athlete honors for baseball three times and he made the regional All-Tournament team as a sophomore. He made the Rider Hall of Fame in 2006.

Horowitz started with the Orioles at short-season Erie. He saw 40 games and hit .222.

He then moved to high-A Frederick for 1990. The catcher got into 55 games and hit .315. That August, he picked up three hits and two RBIs, including a home run in a win, The Durham Sun wrote.

"That was a curveball, and I guess I got all of it," Horowitz told The Durham Sun of the home run.

Horowitz returned to Frederick for 64 games in 1991. He then made AA Hagerstown to start 1992. He saw 11 games there and went 7 for 31. He finished out the year and is career with the Padres at high-A High Desert. He hit .260 in 46 games.

Horowitz has since gone on to a new career in communications and consulting. In 2023, Horowitz is listed as the founder of Commogma, which works to improve business performance and strategy.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,118
Made the Majors:1,364-33.1%
Never Made Majors:2,754-66.9%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:556
10+ Seasons in the Minors:336

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