The Orioles will draw more than 3 million fans for the third time in their history this season, the club announced yesterday.
With eight home games remaining, the Orioles' attendance is 2,733,152.
The Orioles and Colorado Rockies -- who went over the 3-million mark last night -- will be the only teams to reach the plateau in the 1995 season, which was shortened to 144 games because of the players strike.
The Orioles also drew more than 3 million in 1992 (3,567,819) and 1993 (3,644,965).
"We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the fans of Baltimore," said Joe Foss, the Orioles' vice chairman of business and finance. "This is an example of their fierce loyalty and love of the game."