The occasion was the groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of Eddie Murray Field at BGE Park, which will be the 61st youth development park created through the partnerships fostered by the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.
When reliving seasons from Baltimore baseball history, 1996 tends to get short shrift. Twenty years have flattened fans' memories of those Orioles to a passel of home runs and an ill-timed catch by a 12-year-old boy in the stands at Yankee Stadium.
Kevin Gausman has had his way with the Yankees in his past two starts, and on Saturday night at Camden Yards held New York to just two singles through six scoreless innings in a 2-0 Orioles win in front of an announced crowd of 30,855.
James B. "Jimmy" Williams, whose professional baseball career spanned more than four decades and during the 1980s was the Orioles' first and third base and outfield coach, died Monday from pneumonia at Season Hospice at Franklin Square Medical Center. He was 90.
I am glad the Ravens finally reached a new deal with quarterback Joe Flacco. There are some who will criticize the agreement, saying that Flacco doesn¿t deserve to be paid elite money, and I partially agree.
This week 38 years ago, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to make an official visit to Israel; British Airways' regular London to to New York City service began via the supersonic Concorde; Orioles first baseman Eddie Murray won AL Rookie of the Year; "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" topped the box office; and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado became the youngest player in franchise history to reach 500 career hits with his fifth-inning single in Tuesday¿s 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals, according to STATS, LLC.
Chris Davis has mentioned how much last year's early season oblique injury affected him throughout a disappointing 2014. Though he came into this season healthy, the residual effects of that injury lingered in the early parts of this season, Davis said. Now, that's a thing of the past.
Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings pitched, Adam Jones and Chris Davis hit home runs and closer Zach Britton held on during a touch ninth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners, 3-2.
Manny Machado is the sixth-youngest Oriole to reach the milestone in a season, joining such franchise standouts as Ripken, Eddie Murray, Boog Powell and rookies of the year Curt Blefary and Ron Hansen.
Former Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. stepped onto the field at Ripken Stadium before Wednesday's Aberdeen IronBirds game, and he was en route to two waiting chairs near home plate, his designated spot for the third of five pre-game interviews he is scheduled to give this season.
As soon as Manny Machado tomahawked his bat into the opposite batter's box in the eighth inning of Game 1 against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, it was obvious what was coming. Home plate umpire Toby Basner immediately ejected the Orioles third baseman — the third time Machado has been tossed in his brief big league career and first since his infamous bat-throwing incident last June against the Oakland A's that resulted in a five-game suspension.
Baltimore Orioles fans of all ages filled the Abingdon branch of the Harford County Public Library Monday – and they stayed well past closing time – to hear Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. talk about his latest children's book, get autographs and pose for pictures with the Oriole great.
Ralph V. Marchetti, a veteran city public school educator who was also a familiar presence at Camden Yards where he had ushered for two decades, died Dec. 18 at his Overlea home of heart failure. He was 65.
Hall of Famer Leon Day's passion for baseball lives on in his widow. Geraldine Day attended "about a dozen" Orioles games this past season and watched the rest on television, even those on the West Coast.