The crowd at Camden Yards — a meager 7,915 — was the smallest in the history of the ballpark, if you don’t count April 29, 2015, when the fans were locked out for a game against the Chicago White Sox in the wake of the Freddie Gray unrest. The previous record low was 9,129.
Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson pitched six hitless innings on a chilly Saturday night at Oriole Park, but had to leave the game after reaching his pitch limit and the O's broke up the shutout in the ninth.
The Orioles announced Thursday that two-time All-Star second baseman Brian Roberts has been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame and longtime radio broadcaster Fred Manfra will be inducted as this year’s Herb Armstrong Award winner.
With the Rays and Diamondbacks announcing Wednesday they were extending the netting at their stadiums, Major League Baseball said Thursday morning that all teams will have the protection in place by Opening Day.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette praised the team's decision to extend the netting at Camden Yards while ensuring the players will make themselves accessible around it.
New benefits for full-season plan members include exclusive access to the roof deck pregame lounge, a "Swing for Your Seats" event, the ability to buy a giveaway item package, and preferred pregame seating at Dempsey's Brew Pub & Restaurant.