What memories of the Baltimore Orioles will live in infamy to you?
If someone asked you to pick one, maybe two memories you have about the Baltimore Orioles, would you be able to? Were you able to see players like Boog Powell, Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, or Cal Ripken play? If so, you might be able to recall plenty of Oriole memories.
Two memories stick out to me and I will never forget them. I don’t remember the date exactly, but my dad took me to my first Oriole fan at Memorial Stadium in the 90s. It could’ve been the final season at Memorial Stadium before the team moved to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
I remember that day like it was yesterday because I DID NOT want to go. I want to go to my brother’s soccer game with my mom. Little did I know that that day would’ve changed my life and I have loved baseball ever since. My dad is the biggest reason why I love the game and will always be a fan.
The second Baltimore Orioles memory I have is from September 6th, 1995. I was in fifth grade and my whole family, plus a friend and his family all went to the game that Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive game streak. We stayed the whole game but left before the ceremony because us kids had school the next day.
Like most of you, Ripken was my favorite player and I wanted to be a baseball player because of him. The only skill I got from Ripken was his work ethic and not missing a game, but for me, it was not missing a day of school.
Now that I’ve listed a few of my Baltimore Orioles memories that I will never forget, what are your Orioles memories that you will never forget?