Adam Jones and other Baltimore Orioles icons remember Peter Angelos

Peter Angelos presenting Cal Ripken Jr. with an award during the California Angels v Baltimore Orioles game
Peter Angelos presenting Cal Ripken Jr. with an award during the California Angels v Baltimore Orioles game / Mitchell Layton/GettyImages

Longtime Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos died on Saturday, March 24, at the age of 94. He left behind two kids and a legacy in Baltimore.

He was a well-versed businessman who was known for many things, but to the players who came through Baltimore, Angelos was a great man who did a lot for the community.

In fact, multiple Orioles legends took to X (formerly Twitter) to honor Angelos, including 5-time All-Star Adam Jones.

Adam Jones, Orioles stars remember Peter Angelos

Jones was brought in with a slew of eventual All-Stars in a trade from the Mariners back in 2008, and he went from a bench piece to a cornerstone. His career was elevated on the Orioles, and this was thanks in large part to Angelos bringing him to Baltimore.

Longtime Orioles broadcaster and former catcher Rick Dempsey also took a moment to offer his condolences.

Dempsey was part of the Angelos-backed MASN channel for many years, and he got to know Angelos on a personal level. Dempsey, like many others who honored Angelos, saw the good in Angelos, and wanted to shine a light on that.

Growing up in Baltimore, Angelos had been a fan of the team for a long time. And when the opportunity arose, he decided to join a group of investors to buy the franchise. He wound up making an immediate impact on the game of baseball itself, as he spearheaded the end of the 1994-95 strike.

Angelos made an impact on the community as well, as he was a charitable man. The Ironman himself, Cal Ripken Jr., remembered Angelos as the man who was involved with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, along with bringing the IronBirds to Aberdeen.

Orioles pitching and broadcasting legend Jim Palmer also remembered Angelos as the man who did so much behind the scenes. He avoided the recognition for so many of the good things he did.

These tweets serve as a reminder that peoples' perception of a man can be skewed and one-dimensional. No matter what people thought of Angelos as an owner, the people who knew him personally speak very highly of him. Even new Orioles Principal Owner David Rubenstein took a moment to remember Angelos.

Although people might not have always agreed with him, as someone mentioned in the replies, Angelos did keep the cost of going to Orioles games down. He was a true Baltimorean who was a genuine fan of the team, and Angelos should be remembered for such.