By Dan Connolly
2:40 PM EDT, July 14, 2012
Jim Palmer is being honored with his sculpture today.
Several notables in attendance, none bigger than Brooks Robinson – who has missed the first two celebrations (Earl Weaver and Frank Robinson) due to health reasons. Brooks had his own ceremony pushed back to September. But he is here and looks good.
Brooks received a huge ovation from the crowd.
Also here are Hall-of-Famers Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. and Baltimore native Al Kaline. Frank Robinson, who lives in California, is the only Oriole in the Hall-of-Fame who didn’t make it.
Former Oriole Ken Singleton was the first speaker.
Several current Orioles pitchers went out for the ceremony, including Jim Johnson, Darren O’Day, Troy Patton and Miguel Gonzalez. Center fielder Adam Jones, manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president Dan Duquette also were introduced.
Baltimore native and actor Josh Charles is also here, as is Elrod Hendricks' widow.
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