Orioles to celebrate Fan Appreciation Week with slate of promotions

The Orioles today announced plans to celebrate Fan Appreciation Week, beginning Saturday, September 19, and lasting through the final game of the 2020 regular season on Sunday, September 27. The weeklong slate of promotions will feature exclusive giveaways, surprise player engagement opportunities, and unique virtual experiences designed to bring the magic of Oriole Park to fans at home as a “thank you” for their support

Orioles join Major League Baseball in promoting voter engagement through Voter Up campaign

The Orioles today announced additional plans to support the club’s ongoing Voter Up campaign, which launched last month in conjunction with the Empowerment Series as part of the Orioles’ celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The Voter Up campaign, which supports Major League Baseball’s league-wide voter engagement initiative, will raise awareness around key dates in the election cycle in

FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches announces 2021 Grapefruit League schedule

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, Spring Training home of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, announced its 2021 Grapefruit League schedule today. The facility’s home opener, which is also the Nationals home opener, will take place on Saturday, February 27, when the club hosts the Astros. The following day, Sunday, February 28, the Astros open their home campaign against

Orioles announce 2021 spring training schedule

The Orioles today announced they will begin their 2021 Grapefruit League season at home on Saturday, February 27, at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. against the Atlanta Braves. The club’s home Grapefruit League schedule, which features 16 dates, will conclude with a home game on Saturday, March 27, against the Minnesota Twins. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Tuesday, February 16, and

Orioles to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1970 World Series championship

The Orioles will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1970 World Series championship on Friday, September 18, during the 7:35 p.m. ET game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The celebration will recognize the 1970 team, which went 108-54 during the regular season and defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 4-1, to win the club’s second World Series title. On Friday at 6:00 p.m., a special roundtable discussion

Nationals select contract of Yadiel Hernández

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of outfielder Yadiel Hernández on Thursday. On Wednesday, the Nationals placed first baseman/designated hitter Howie Kendrick on the 10-day Injured List with a left hamstring strain (retroactive to Sept. 6). Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Hernández, 32, joins the active roster for the first time and his first appearance will be

Orioles to host food distribution at Ed Smith Stadium

As part of the club’s ongoing efforts to serve and strengthen the community during the current pandemic, the Orioles announced today that they have partnered with All Faiths Food Bank to host a series of mass food distribution events at Ed Smith Stadium. The events will take place on the second Saturday of each month from September through December, with the first event being held

Nationals agree to terms with Mike Rizzo

The Washington Nationals have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo. Rizzo, 59, was rewarded with this contract after serving as the architect of the Washington Nationals 2019 World Series Championship. Under Rizzo’s leadership, the Nationals have transformed into one of Major League Baseball’s perennially elite clubs, winning a World Series in 2019, earning four National