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In fine feather: Oriole Bird inducted into National Mascot Hall of Fame

Forty years after he was hatched out of a giant egg during an April game at Memorial Stadium, the Oriole Bird has made the National Mascot Hall of Fame.

In a news release Thursday, Hall officials wrote that the black and orange bird — described on the Orioles’ website as somewhere between Tweety Bird and Big Bird in height and weighing one-quarter ton of feathers — will be among four 2020 inductees.

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Youppi!, of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens, Boomer, of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, and Blue, of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, were also elected from 10 finalists in a vote held in October.

The four winners will join the existing 21 Hall of Famers during Induction Weekend on June 12-14 at the 25,000-square-foot museum in Whiting, Indiana, less than 30 minutes from Chicago.

For more information, go to mascothalloffame.com.

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