Orioles welcome back “Knothole Gang” children’s groups for American League Championship Series Games 1 and 2

Following the successful debut of the Knothole Gang during the American League Division Series, which saw nearly 1,400 children enjoy two Orioles Postseason victories and featured one participating child catch a Nelson Cruz home run in Game 1, the Orioles are again making the Postseason available to kids. 600 more children will be experiencing the excitement of Postseason baseball from Section 98 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, courtesy of the Orioles, who are also providing game tickets, transportation to and from the games, food and drink, and t-shirts and caps.

Groups participating include:
* Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
* Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore
* Living Classrooms Foundation
* KidsPeace
* Y of Central Maryland

“The smiles on the children who attended the Division Series games last weekend and the feedback we received from participating groups about their ballpark experiences serve as a reminder as to the power of our great game of baseball,” said Greg Bader, Orioles Vice President of Communications & Marketing. “We thank those groups who are working with us to bring this unique experience to young people throughout our region who might not have had the opportunity to experience Major League Baseball in person. And we thank the generous fans who bid on ALDS tickets previously placed for auction, who helped to raise more than $13,000 for nine incredible organizations.”

The OriolesREACH Knothole Gang pays homage to the International League Baltimore Orioles’ decision in 1930 to allow kids to see games at the old Oriole Park for free. The children were allowed in at no charge as part of a group dubbed the “Knothole Gang,” created when team management relented after years of children sneaking in (or “hooking in”) to the ballpark by tunneling under or climbing over the fence to watch games.