Tickets for the 2021 Orioles Hall of Fame luncheon, honoring shortstop J.J. Hardy, outfielder Mike Devereaux, broadcaster Joe Angel, and superfan Mo Gaba, are now on sale.
The inductees will be guests at a luncheon at Oriole Park at Camden Yards sponsored by the Oriole Advocates, founders of the Orioles Hall of Fame, on Friday, August 6, at 12:00 p.m. ET, as well as during an on-field ceremony prior to the Orioles game on Saturday, August 7, against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tickets for the luncheon on Friday, August 6, are available by contacting Keiko Baker at 443-596-7691 or Oriolebaker16@gmail.com. A limited number of VIP tickets including a pre-luncheon reception also are available. Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the Oriole Advocates Charitable Foundation.
Tickets for the pregame induction ceremony and the Orioles-Rays 7:05 p.m. game on Saturday, August 7, are available at Orioles.com/Tickets.
Hardy played the last seven seasons of his 13-year career with the Orioles from 2011-17, winning three consecutive Gold Glove Awards from 2012-14 and was the starting shortstop for the American League All-Star team in 2013. He ranks third among Orioles shortstops in games played behind Cal Ripken, Jr. and Mark Belanger, and led the league in fielding percentage three times. He batted .252 with 107 home runs and 385 RBI with the Orioles, helping the team to three post-season berths.
Devereaux spent seven of his 12 big league seasons with the Orioles, 1989-94 and 1996. The centerfielder was voted Most Valuable Oriole in 1992 after leading the team in 10 offensive categories including batting average, home runs, and RBI. He batted .251 with 94 home runs and 403 RBI in his Orioles career and is one of three Orioles to finish a season with 10-or-more doubles, triples, and home runs (1991 and 1992), and the only one to do so twice. He also played for the Orioles’ 1996 Wild Card-winning team.
Angel, the winner of the Herb Armstrong Award, given to non-uniformed Orioles personnel, spent 19 seasons over three stints on the Orioles radio team during a 42-year career as a baseball broadcaster (1988-90, 1992, and 2004-2018) before retiring. His “Hasta la vista pelota!,” “Wave that baby bye-bye!,” and “Put it in the WIN column!,” were among his signature calls.
Gaba, the late 14-year-old Orioles superfan, is the second recipient of The Wild Bill Hagy Award as one of the most passionate and devoted fans in franchise history. Gaba, who endured four different battles with cancer and lost his eyesight before passing away in July of 2020, began calling in to 105.7 The Fan’s sports programming in 2015 at the age of nine to share his knowledge of Baltimore sports, and his infectious laughter and enthusiasm quickly captured the hearts of local sports fans.
A complete list of members of the Orioles Hall of Fame and Herb Armstrong Award recipients can be found at Orioles.com/HallOfFame.