On Saturday, September 29, Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson will be the sixth and final Oriole honored as part of the Orioles Legends Celebration Series. A larger-than-life bronze sculpture of Robinson will be revealed in a ceremony in the Legends Area beyond center field beginning at 5:15 p.m. All gates open at 5:00 p.m., and all fans in attendance will receive a replica of the
As a “thank you” to fans for their support throughout the 2012 season, the Orioles will hold their annual Fan Appreciation Celebration during their last series of the season when they host the Boston Red Sox for three games, Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30 at Oriole Park. The three day celebration includes many opportunities for the Orioles to give back to their fans.
As previously announced, the Washington Nationals will sell a limited number of Standing Room Only tickets the day of each postseason game, subject to availability. Standing Room Only tickets for the Tiebreaker, Wild Card and National League Division Series can be purchased for $30 each at the Nationals Park Box Office, located at the Center Field Gate, once the Box Office opens on the day
The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder/outfielder Bill Hall. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, LHP Randy Wolf has been placed on the 60-day disabled list with a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. Hall batted .222/.500/.556 in seven games over two stints with the Orioles earlier this season. Wolf appeared in five
The Orioles today announced the winners of their player development and scouting awards for 2012, including outfielder LJ Hoes as the club’s top minor league player and right-hander Dylan Bundy as the club’s top minor league pitcher. The winners will be honored before tonight’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Hoes, the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year, hit a combined .287 with
The Orioles are pleased to announce St. Philip Neri School in Linthicum as the Grand Prize winner of the Orioles “Go Orange” challenge. The Orioles issued a challenge on September 12 to all elementary, middle and high schools in the state of Maryland to “Go Orange” and demonstrate their support for the Orioles. Schools were encouraged to decorate their classrooms, gymnasium and other indoor spaces;
The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated designated hitter and left-hander Troy Patton from the 15-day disabled list. Thome was placed on the DL on July 31 (retroactive to July 28) with a herniated disc in his neck. He has batted .261/.354/.391 in 18 games for the Orioles after being acquired from Philadelphia on June 30. Thome was batting .316/.409/.526 in his last 10
In recognition of the final Orioles Legends Celebration Series being held on Saturday, September 29, the Orioles today unveiled a sweepstakes designed to celebrate the impact Brooks Robinson has had on the Birdland community. The sweepstakes was inspired by former Baltimore Sun writer Gordon Beard’s quote, “Brooks never asked anyone to name a candy bar after him. In Baltimore, people named their children after him.”
The Orioles today announced a series of rallies to generate excitement for the team’s push for the postseason. Rally sponsors include Bank of America, Coca-Cola, ESSKAY, Miller Lite, Old Bay, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Stuggy’s and Von Paris Moving and Storage. A “BUCKle Up” street team will travel throughout Baltimore and surrounding areas for the rest of the month, including appearances at Silver Spring Mining Company
The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Dylan Bundy from Double-A Bowie. When he makes his first appearance, Bundy (19 years, 309 days) will be the first Oriole to debut before his 20th birthday since right-hander Mike Adamson, July 1, 1967 (19 years, 291 days). Bundy, the Orioles first round selection (fourth overall) in the 2011 First Year Player Draft, went a combined
Tonight’s Nationals-Dodgers game scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., has been postponed due to inclement weather. The team will play a traditional, single-admission doubleheader tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19, beginning at 4:05 p.m. The second game will follow approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the first game or at 7:05 p.m., whichever is later. All tickets for tonight’s game
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, announced today that Ryan Zimmerman was named the Washington Nationals’ 2012 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Today marks the eleventh annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially recognize local Club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award presented
The Orioles will host Minor League Affiliate Appreciation Night at Oriole Park on Tuesday, September 25 for their game against the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m. The night will honor the Orioles affiliates and will include a pre-game ceremony revealing the 2012 award winners for Player Development and Scouting, including the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year and the Jim Palmer Minor
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, today announced that Jim Johnson was named the Orioles’ 2012 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Today marks the eleventh annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially recognize local Club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by
The Washington Nationals announced today that tickets for potential Wild Card and National League Division Series games at Nationals Park will go on sale to the general public Friday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m. ET. A maximum of four tickets for each game may be purchased online at nationals.com/postseason or by calling 888.632.NATS(6287) on a first come, first served basis. In addition, the Nationals Park
The Orioles today announced three options for fans to purchase postseason tickets, which will be available exclusively online. Fans are encouraged to visit www.orioles.com/postseason for a postseason seating chart, schedule and additional ticket information. All three options are for fans to purchase Wild Card and American League Division Series tickets (ALCS and World Series tickets will be made available for sale at a later date,
Due to an overwhelming response and positive fan feedback, the Orioles have extended throwback pricing for select locations during the Orioles’ series against the Toronto Blue Jays, September 24-26. The promotion celebrates the team’s push for the postseason in this 20th Anniversary season of Oriole Park at Camden Yards and a continuing effort to encourage fans to “BUCKle Up!” and Back the Birds. For all
The Washington Nationals today released their 2013 schedule, which includes 81 home dates, beginning with Washington’s 80th home opener since 1901 on Monday, April 1 vs. Miami and is highlighted by an attractive slate of weekend visits from the Braves, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets, Phillies and Twins. The annual Battle of the Beltways Series between the Nationals and Orioles continues for an eighth consecutive season with
Season opens at Tampa Bay April 2, home opener slated for April 5 vs. Minnesota The Orioles today announced they will open the 2013 season at Tampa Bay before beginning their 22nd season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 5 against the Minnesota Twins in a short three-game homestand. The Orioles will play each of their AL East rivals three times at Oriole
The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contracts of outfielders Endy Chavez and LJ Hoes from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for them on the 40-man roster, right-hander Kevin Gregg and infielder Ryan Adams have been designated for assignment. Chavez batted .190/.222/.281 with two home runs and eight RBI in 47 games with the Orioles earlier this season. He was designated for assignment
The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Norfolk. Arrieta is 3-9 with a 6.13 ERA (101.1IP, 69ER) in 18 starts for the Orioles this season. He pitched to a 1.82 ERA (24.2IP, 5ER) in his final four starts with the Tides, striking out 31 batters.
The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated RHP Jason Hammel from the 15-day disabled list. In 18 starts for the Orioles, Hammel is 8-6 with a 3.54 ERA (109.1IP, 43ER) this season. He made one rehab appearance with Class-A Frederick (5.0IP, 3H, BB, 7K). Hammel is scheduled to start tonight’s game against New York.
“Art Modell was a National Football League visionary and pioneer whose impact on the game continues to this day. He and his late wife Pat were as committed to philanthropy as they were to professional football in Baltimore and beyond. On behalf of the Orioles organization, I extend my condolences to his sons, John and David, and the rest of his family.”
The Baltimore Orioles will host the team’s Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota with games that are free and open to the public from September 16 through October 11. The Instructional League program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player’s progress through the minor league system. Games are played on the Main Field, with parking
The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang from the 15-Day Disabled List. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Wang, who missed the last 58 games with a right hip strain, is 2-3 with a 7.61 ERA in seven games/four starts with Washington this season. The 32-year-old went a combined 4-6
The Washington Nationals today recalled outfielder Corey Brown from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Brown ranked among this season’s International League leaders in most offensive categories with 83 runs (first), nine triples (second), 25 home runs (second), .523 slugging percentage (second), 253 total bases (second), 56 extra-base hits (fourth),
The Orioles today announced that left-hander Zach Britton has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk. Britton is 4-1 with a 4.80 ERA (45.0IP, 24ER) in eight starts with the Orioles this season. He has made three straight Quality Starts, earning the win in each game and pitching to a 1.25 ERA (21.2IP, 3ER) with five walks and 21 strikeouts. Britton will start tonight’s game at Toronto.
The Orioles today announced a new ticket promotion to celebrate the team’s push for the postseason in this 20th Anniversary season of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. In an effort to encourage fans to “BUCKle Up!” and Back the Birds, the team will offer 1992 throwback pricing for select locations during the Orioles’ series against the Tampa Bay Rays September 11-13. For all three games
The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Tommy Hunter from Double-A Bowie and selected the contract of left-hander Zach Phillips from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for Phillips, the Orioles designated right-hander Jason Berken for assignment. Hunter has gone 4-8 with a 5.95 ERA (121.0IP, 80ER) in 23 games (20 starts) over four stints with the Orioles this season. In five minor league
The Washington Nationals today named third baseman Matthew Skole Minor League Player of the Year and right-hander Nathan Karns Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the 2012 season. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone, Director of Player Development Doug Harris and Director of Minor League Operations Mark
The Washington Nationals today selected right-handed pitcher Christian Garcia and left-handed pitcher Zach Duke from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Additionally, the Nationals transferred right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez to the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Garcia converted all 21 save opportunities with a 2-1 mark and 0.86 ERA in 45