Over 13,000 youth baseball and softball players, coaches and parents attended the Orioles game. 7,300 players and coaches participated in a pregame parade around the warning track and Orioles players high fived them as they walked past the Orioles dugout.
Orioles Youth Baseball and Softball
Brooks Robinson HS All-Star Game
High school senior baseball players chosen by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association competed in the Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The game recognizes some of the most talented players across the state. Players and coaches were also introduced and presented with their jerseys during a press conference at the ballpark prior to the game.
Baltimore City vs. Baltimore County HS All-Star Game
High School senior baseball players from Baltimore City and Baltimore County schools, who were selected by their coaches, played in the first annual Baltimore City vs. Baltimore County High School All-Star Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Orioles recognized the 2023 Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Baseball and Softball State Champions in a pregame ceremony on the field prior to an Orioles game.
Play Ball Day
The Oriole Bird and Orioles staff visited Bay Brook Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore to pass out Nike Orioles t-shirts and MLB Play Ball wiffle ball/bat sets to students.
Orioles Head Athletic Trainer, Brian Ebel, members of the Orioles Athletic Training Staff, Taylor Hooten Foundation, and Henry Schein Cares Foundation hosted the annual P.L.A.Y. Clinic for members of the South Baltimore Little League at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. As part of the clinic, the little leaguers completed drills, learned about the importance of proper nutrition and the danger of steroids, and participated in a Q&A with Orioles pitcher Grayson Rodriguez.
Our athletic trainers hosted players from South Baltimore Baseball League for our annual P.L.A.Y. Clinic!— Orioles Community (@OsCommunity) August 9, 2023
Little leaguers participated in drills, heard from members of our training staff and Grayson Rodriguez, and enjoyed some Rita’s Italian Ice. pic.twitter.com/r0WqJIHAVO
Challenger Baseball Clinic
The Oriole Advocates hosted their annual Challenger Baseball Fantasy Camp at Freedom Field Lake Waterfront Park in Pasadena, MD. More than 50 Challenger League baseball players, as selected by program leaders, participated in the one-day fantasy camp. All participants experienced a carnival-like atmosphere and Orioles Alumni Larry Bigbie and Rick Krivda taught pitching, hitting, and fielding fundamentals. The Oriole Bird was also in attendance and all players and attendees enjoyed a picnic after the clinic.
League of Dreams Beep Baseball Clinic
Orioles employees, alumni, the Oriole Bird and Nike RBI supported by Giant Food athletes volunteered at the League of Dreams’ annual Beep Baseball clinic at the Maryland School for the Blind. Volunteers assisted students in using adaptive equipment to play baseball.
Baltimore City High School Baseball Champions Night
The Orioles recognized the Baltimore City High School Baseball Division 1 and 2 Champions in a pregame ceremony on the field prior to an Orioles game. Baltimore Polytechnic Institute won the Division 1 title and Carver Vocational Technical High School won the Division 2 title.