As an usher for the Baltimore Orioles at Memorial Stadium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Gordon Huggins has witnessed six World Series, Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-setting 2,131st consecutive game, and many of the best players in the game's history.
Left fielder Jimmy Brooks was in his third season as a member of the baseball team at the University of Maryland on a beautiful weekday afternoon 30 years ago when the Terps hosted a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition game against the Orioles at Shipley Field on the College Park campus.
It's got the bumper sticker. It's got the little flag. But your car, hopped up on Opening Day excitement, wants a little something more. Lucky for the ride, you can now order it one of the new Orioles cartoon bird license plate.
The Orioles, in conjunction with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, are releasing Orioles cartoon bird State of Maryland license plates. The plates, which cost $50 apiece, are partially a charitable venture, as $25 of that goes to the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation.
Bert Sugar is remembered for wearing his fedora, chomping on his cigar and churning out story after wonderful story about boxing. But Sugar was a baseball historian as well. He had a great perspective on the game.
Leave it up to the qualifying members of the Baseball Writers Association of America to make their own decision, says former Orioles great Rafael Palmeiro. The Hall of Fame doesn't need to offer any advice beyond what it already suggests about character and integrity, he believes.
The Orioles announced their plans to renovate Camden Yards for the stadium¿s 20th anniversary this upcoming season and, as I am sure you all know by now, that includes six bronze statues of the club¿s current Hall of Famers.
The Orioles in 2012 will unveil statues of the six men who entered the Hall of Fame as Orioles. Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. will each be honored with his own monument at Camden Yards as part of the stadium's 20th-anniversary celebration.