At 25 years old, Camden Yards is still a jewel. The home of the Baltimore Orioles since 1992, Camden Yards is still celebrated as one of the nation’s best ballparks. In Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s words, “It’s a special place that was so far ahead of its time.” Take a look through major moments in Camden Yards and Orioles history, and read more about the anniversary here.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
The latest installment of Hidden Maryland takes you behind the scenes of the Orioles’ clubhouse kitchen, where this season the team is working with a new chef to offer more nutritious and delicious food options to its players.
Consider this a Camden Yards checklist.
After looking through 21 years of Baltimore Sun photos, we found 24 different views of Oriole Park at Camden Yards that reinforces what every Orioles fan already knows: Baltimore’s ballpark is the best in the country.
Ravens executive O.J. Brigance, a former linebacker battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease whose presence inspired current players during last season’s Super Bowl run, and his wife Chanda participated in the first pitch ceremony before Thursday evening’s Orioles game for Major League Baseball’s 4 ALS initiative and ALS Awareness Month. The Brigances’ appearance was the latest in a series of moving first pitch ceremonies at Camden Yards.
Longtime Orioles usher Charlie Zill, battling lung cancer, honored at first-pitch ceremony, 7th-inning stretch
Battling lung cancer, Charlie Zill, the longtime Orioles usher celebrated by fans for dressing up in overalls and “Zillbilly” teeth and twirling a fake orange fiddle during the 7th-inning-stretch playing of “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” just wanted to attend one more game. Wednesday night, he got that and more, throwing out the ceremonial pitch prior to the Orioles’ contest with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Nothing says springtime like the opening day of baseball. On a bright sunny day the Orioles kicked off their home stand in a grand fashion as red-hot Chris Davis hit a grand slam home run to lead his team to a 9 to 5 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The fans arrived donning their best Orioles garb as they strutted orange and black. The standard fare of hot dogs and beer were consumed along with lots of other more exotic consumables. In the end the Orioles and their fans left the park a happy and content lot.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the Orioles MLB post season games. This week photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron and Gene Sweeney Jr. photographed the Baltimore Orioles as they beat the New York Yankees in game two of the American League Division Series 3-2 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The recent unveiling of the Brooks Robinson sculpture at Camden Yards on Sept. 29 gave Orioles fans a rare treat. The six Hall of Famers immortalized in bronze as part of the Legends Celebration Series — Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken Jr. and Brooks, of course — were all present (in the flesh!) for the first time during the season-long celebration. Here’s a look back at The Sun’s coverage (in stories, photos and video) of this season’s statue dedications at Camden Yards.