Farewell game capped off an era

THE BALTIMORE SUN

When the game ended, Frank Robinson ran out to third base and trotted home with the symbolic final run at Memorial Stadium. With that, home plate was removed and delivered to Camden Yards by limousine.

-- Reliever Tippy Martinez, who was in two, in 1979 and 1983

"Baltimore was the first place I played pro ball. The old parmeant a lot to me."

) -- Pitcher Billy O'Dell

"Nobody wanted to leave the park. It was so somber -- a very saoccasion."

/ -- Pitcher Hal "Skinny" Brown

"It was so thrilling to see old teammates -- Boog, Brooks, Ha Brown, O'Dell, [Milt] Pappas, [Gene] Woodling, [Jim] Gentile. Everybody. I was just glad to see them."

-- First baseman Bob Boyd

"To see all the guys there, with the same thoughts, made it special day and capped a wonderful era."

' -- Pitcher Jim Palmer

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