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Former Oriole Harold Baines: 'It hasn't sunk in' after Baseball Hall of Fame tour

Former Oriole Harold Baines: 'It hasn't sunk in' after Baseball Hall of Fame tour

Though clearly struck by the moment, Harold Baines kept his emotions in check just as he always has — even on a day he'll never forget.

“I hold it inside. It'll come out,” Baines said Tuesday, sitting just a few feet from where his bronze plaque will hang in the Baseball Hall of Fame come late July. “It's very special, but it still hasn't really sunk in.

“I'm very honored, very grateful for what's going to be happening in the next few months.”

Baines and reliever Lee Smith, both former Orioles, were selected for enshrinement in the Hall of Fame at the baseball winter meetings in Las Vegas in December by a 16-member veterans committee. It took 12 votes by the panel to...

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