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Iconic Boog's BBQ coming to Ed Smith Stadium

Legendary Orioles slugger brings menu of fan favorites to Spring Training in sarasota

After 26 years of shaking hands, signing autographs, and serving millions of BBQ sandwiches in Maryland, Orioles Hall of Famer BOOG POWELL will bring his famed Boog's BBQ to Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota for the 2019 Spring Training season.

"No trip to Oriole Park at Camden Yards is complete without a stop at Boog's BBQ, and we are delighted to offer the same experience to fans at Ed Smith Stadium," said GREG BADER, Orioles Vice President, Communications & Marketing. "As an Orioles Community Ambassador, Boog will meet and greet fans on Opening Day and at selected games throughout the Spring Training season, just as he does at the ballpark in Baltimore."

After 26 years of shaking hands, signing autographs, and serving millions of BBQ sandwiches in Maryland, Orioles Hall of Famer BOOG POWELL will bring his famed Boog's BBQ to Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota for the 2019 Spring Training season.

"No trip to Oriole Park at Camden Yards is complete without a stop at Boog's BBQ, and we are delighted to offer the same experience to fans at Ed Smith Stadium," said GREG BADER, Orioles Vice President, Communications & Marketing. "As an Orioles Community Ambassador, Boog will meet and greet fans on Opening Day and at selected games throughout the Spring Training season, just as he does at the ballpark in Baltimore."

"Over many years, we've mastered our unique, award-winning barbecue menu," Powell said. "I can't wait to share it with baseball fans at Spring Training in Sarasota."

Boog's BBQ first opened on Eutaw Street at Baltimore's Camden Yards on Opening Day in 1992. Powell's son, J.W. POWELL, will operate the stand at Ed Smith Stadium, which opens for business at the Left Field Pavilion on Opening Day, Saturday, February 23.

A two-time World Series Champion (1966 and 1970) and four-time All-Star, Boog Powell played 14 seasons with the Orioles. He won the 1970 American league MVP and ranks third in Orioles history in home runs (303), fourth in RBI (1,063), and fifth in games played (1,763) and total bases (2,748). Boog was born in Lakeland, Fla., and operated a marina in Key West before opening Boog's BBQ at Camden Yards.

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Orioles announce 2019 Spring Training Opening Day plans

Fun activities, special events, and giveaways abound as the team is set to welcome the "ONE MILLIONTH FAN" in Orioles-Sarasota history

The Orioles have announced plans for Opening Day of the 2019 Spring Training season on Saturday, February 23, when the Orioles host the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 p.m. ET at Ed Smith Stadium. The game launches an historic season in which the Orioles will reach the milestone of one million fans attending Orioles Spring Training games in Sarasota.

Within the first three games, the Orioles will celebrate the "ONE MILLIONTH FAN" to attend an Orioles Spring Training game in Sarasota. The ballclub will select one fan at random on the day the milestone is reached to represent the one million fans. The Orioles "ONE MILLIONTH FAN" will receive a $5,000 shopping experience at Diamond Vault in Sarasota, two Spring Training season tickets for five years, and more.

The Orioles have announced plans for Opening Day of the 2019 Spring Training season on Saturday, February 23, when the Orioles host the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 p.m. ET at Ed Smith Stadium. The game launches an historic season in which the Orioles will reach the milestone of one million fans attending Orioles Spring Training games in Sarasota.

Within the first three games, the Orioles will celebrate the "ONE MILLIONTH FAN" to attend an Orioles Spring Training game in Sarasota. The ballclub will select one fan at random on the day the milestone is reached to represent the one million fans. The Orioles "ONE MILLIONTH FAN" will receive a $5,000 shopping experience at Diamond Vault in Sarasota, two Spring Training season tickets for five years, and more.

Following long-standing tradition, all fans in attendance on Opening Day will receive a 2019 Spring Training schedule magnet, presented by Visit Sarasota. Additionally, the first 1,000 female fans (ages 15 and over) in attendance will receive a Birds of Paradise flower, courtesy of Beneva Flowers.

On Opening Day, the Orioles will highlight the ORIOLES HEALTH & FITNESS CHALLENGE, a partnership with Sarasota County Schools that teaches middle school students to "eat, train, and live like the pros" by focusing on the importance of healthy eating, tobacco-free living, and physical fitness. Sarasota Middle School's Joyful Voices Honor Students will perform the national anthem before the game and "America the Beautiful" prior to the seventh-inning stretch. Hundreds of Fitness Challenge participants and their family members are expected to attend the game, and selected students who participated in the Challenge will take the field with the Orioles for the national anthem.

The Orioles will continue their popular BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HEROES program at every weekend home game this spring by recognizing local community heroes who inspire us through their spirited commitment to extend a hand in charity, service, hope, and harmony. These heroes will be recognized during a ceremony at the conclusion of the fifth inning, with LYNN BONNETT receiving the honor posthumously at the spring opener. Bonnett was a dedicated community volunteer supporting the Sarasota YMCA and Sarasota High School baseball. He helped establish the long-running Sarasota Baseball Classic and facilitated many other youth tournaments in Sarasota County. He also coordinated parking at Ed Smith Stadium for many years to benefit the Sarasota YMCA.

Fans can enjoy fun activities, special events, and giveaways all season long. Every Sunday home game, Applebee's presents "KIDS RUN THE BASES", when fans ages 4 to 14 will be invited to run the bases after the game. On February 26 and March 5, fans ages 60 and over will be invited onto the field for "SENIORS RUN THE BASES".

On March 14, the Orioles will celebrate HEROES DAY, featuring a demonstration by the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Team, "The Para-Commandos," presented by Cheney Brothers.

On March 17, GO GREEN DAY, the first 3,000 fans (ages 15 and over) will receive a "Go Green" tote bag, courtesy of MLB Network. Orioles players will wear specially designed green caps that will be autographed, authenticated, and auctioned online to benefit conservation education programs at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota.

On March 19, the first 3,000 fans (ages 15 and over) will receive an Orioles pashmina scarf. On March 23, dazzling fireworks will light up the night sky after the game as the Herald-Tribune presents FIREWORKS NIGHT.

YOUTH BASEBALL DAY presented by Sun-N-Fun Resort will be March 24. Pre-registered youth teams will parade around the outfield. The first 4,000 fans (ages 15 and over) will receive a TREY MANCINI bobblehead.

Throughout the season, ballpark gates will open two hours prior to the scheduled first pitch. Season plan members will be able to access the ballpark 20 minutes early through a dedicated entrance at the Home Plate Gate for all 17 home games, including Opening Day.

OPENING DAY TIMING (GATES OPEN AT 11:05 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. for season plan members)

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Orioles Batting Practice

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Twins Batting Practice

1:05 p.m.

Play ball!

Tickets for the Orioles Spring Training home opener are still available and can be purchased at the ticket box office at Ed Smith Stadium from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET., online at Orioles.com/Spring, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

In the nine years since the Orioles moved Major League Spring Training to Sarasota, more than 985,000 fans have enjoyed Orioles games at Ed Smith Stadium. An independent analysis commissioned by Sarasota County Government concluded that the Orioles generate approximately $97 million in annual economic impact back to taxpayers and residents. By marketing Sarasota to fans in the Mid-Atlantic region, operating a year-round athletic training facility, producing entertainment and sporting events, partnering with charitable causes, and hosting and often subsidizing youth sports tournaments and activities, the Orioles demonstrate an abiding commitment to their Florida home that goes far beyond baseball. For details, visit Orioles.com/Sarasota.

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Orioles announce Spring Training broadcast schedule

Addition of Orioles.com audio streaming brings total number of broadcasts to 32 games

The Orioles today announced that seven Spring Training games will be broadcast on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), 13 games will be available on the Orioles Radio Network and flagship station 105.7 The Fan, and 16 of the remaining 17 games will be carried live via audio-only streaming exclusively on Orioles.com and MLB At Bat.

MASNsports.com reporter STEVE MELEWSKI will serve as play-by-play broadcaster for the 16-game digital streaming schedule on Orioles.com and MLB At Bat. He will be joined by guests throughout the broadcast schedule, including members of the Orioles front office, MASN and Orioles Radio Network broadcasters, Orioles beat reporters, and Orioles Alumni.

The Orioles today announced that seven Spring Training games will be broadcast on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), 13 games will be available on the Orioles Radio Network and flagship station 105.7 The Fan, and 16 of the remaining 17 games will be carried live via audio-only streaming exclusively on Orioles.com and MLB At Bat.

MASNsports.com reporter STEVE MELEWSKI will serve as play-by-play broadcaster for the 16-game digital streaming schedule on Orioles.com and MLB At Bat. He will be joined by guests throughout the broadcast schedule, including members of the Orioles front office, MASN and Orioles Radio Network broadcasters, Orioles beat reporters, and Orioles Alumni.

The complete schedule of Orioles Spring Training broadcasts is below.

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME

BROADCAST

Saturday, February 23

vs. Minnesota Twins 

1:05 p.m. 

MASN/Orioles Radio Network 

Sunday, February 24

vs. Toronto Blue Jays

1:05 p.m.

Orioles Radio Network

Monday, February 25

at Minnesota Twins

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Tuesday, February 26

vs. Tampa Bay Rays

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Wednesday, February 27 

at Boston Red Sox

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Thursday, February 28

at Philadelphia Phillies

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Friday, March 1 (ss)

vs. Tampa Bay Rays

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Friday, March 1 (ss)

at New York Yankees

6:35 p.m.

Orioles Radio Network

Saturday, March 2

at Boston Red Sox

1:05 p.m.

Orioles Radio Network

Sunday, March 3

vs. Detroit Tigers

3:05 p.m.

MASN

Monday, March 4

at Minnesota Twins

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Tuesday, March 5

vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Wednesday, March 6

at Tampa Bay Rays

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Thursday, March 7

at Pittsburgh Pirates

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Friday, March 8

vs. Boston Red Sox

1:05 p.m.

MASN

Saturday, March 9 (ss)

at Tampa Bay Rays

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Saturday, March 9 (ss)

vs. New York Yankees

6:05 p.m.

MASN/Orioles Radio Network

Sunday, March 10

vs. Philadelphia Phillies

1:05 p.m.

Orioles Radio Network

Tuesday, March 12

at New York Yankees

6:35 p.m.

Orioles Radio Network

Wednesday, March 13

vs. Toronto Blue Jays

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Thursday, March 14

vs. Minnesota Twins

1:05 p.m.

MASN

Friday, March 15

at Minnesota Twins

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Saturday, March 16

at Toronto Blue Jays

1:07 p.m.

Orioles Radio Network

Sunday, March 17

vs. New York Yankees

1:05 p.m.

MASN/Orioles Radio Network

Monday, March 18

at Detroit Tigers

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Tuesday, March 19

vs. Minnesota Twins

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Wednesday, March 20

vs. Boston Red Sox

6:05 p.m.

MASN/Orioles Radio Network

Thursday, March 21

at Pittsburgh Pirates

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

Friday, March 22

at Toronto Blue Jays

6:07 p.m.

Orioles Radio Network

Saturday, March 23

vs. Minnesota Twins

6:05 p.m.

Orioles Radio Network

Sunday, March 24

vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

1:05 p.m.

Orioles Radio Network

Monday, March 25

vs. New York Mets

1:05 p.m.

Orioles.com/MLB At Bat

MASN has been the exclusive television home for all Baltimore Orioles games since 2007. Every available Orioles game is televised in high-definition on one of the network's two channels, MASN and MASN2, throughout an exclusive territory that covers a seven-state region.

The Orioles Radio Network broadcasts across 40 stations in seven states, including 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM), the flagship station. The Orioles Radio Network will again broadcast all 162 regular season games, including pre- and postgame shows.

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Sarasota weekly report

ORIOLES WORKOUTS: The first official Spring Training workout for Orioles pitchers and catchers at Ed Smith Stadium will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13. Fans are invited to watch the team work out on the back fields at the complex each day through February 22. There is no charge to attend, and free parking will be available in the East Lot off 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue. Most workouts will run from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

SARASOTA SPRINGFEST: On Saturday, February 16, fans are invited to attend Sarasota Springfest, a free, family-friendly event from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium. Fans will have an opportunity to watch Orioles players practice on the back fields and enjoy games and interactive activities in the stadium. This year's event will include a Q&A session with Orioles OF CEDRIC MULLINS at approximately 12:30 p.m. Fans will once again have opportunities to play catch on the Ed Smith Stadium field, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the ballpark, and participate in a "Pitch for Charity" event to benefit Miracle League of Manasota. Media planning to cover Springfest may apply for credentials online at credentials.mlb.com under the event named "Feb 16 BAL Camp". For more information, visit Orioles.com/Springfest.

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE MEDIA DAY: On Sunday, February 17, Orioles Executive Vice President and General Manager MIKE ELIAS will be attending Major League Baseball's Grapefruit League Media Day at The Hilton West Palm Beach, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Elias will be available to media at 4:30 p.m.

MINOR LEAGUE CAMP: On Sunday, February 17, select Minor League staff and players will report to Early Camp at the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex. The rest of the Minor League pitchers, catchers, and staff will report to camp on Friday, March 1, and position players on Tuesday, March 5. Games will begin Wednesday, March 13. RHP GRAYSON RODRIGUEZ, the Orioles first round selection in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft will report to his first Minor League camp, joining other prospects including LHP KEEGAN AKIN, INF CADYN GRENIER, and LHP DL HALL.

ORIOLES WORKOUTS: The first official Spring Training workout for Orioles pitchers and catchers at Ed Smith Stadium will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13. Fans are invited to watch the team work out on the back fields at the complex each day through February 22. There is no charge to attend, and free parking will be available in the East Lot off 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue. Most workouts will run from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

SARASOTA SPRINGFEST: On Saturday, February 16, fans are invited to attend Sarasota Springfest, a free, family-friendly event from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium. Fans will have an opportunity to watch Orioles players practice on the back fields and enjoy games and interactive activities in the stadium. This year's event will include a Q&A session with Orioles OF CEDRIC MULLINS at approximately 12:30 p.m. Fans will once again have opportunities to play catch on the Ed Smith Stadium field, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the ballpark, and participate in a "Pitch for Charity" event to benefit Miracle League of Manasota. Media planning to cover Springfest may apply for credentials online at credentials.mlb.com under the event named "Feb 16 BAL Camp". For more information, visit Orioles.com/Springfest.

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE MEDIA DAY: On Sunday, February 17, Orioles Executive Vice President and General Manager MIKE ELIAS will be attending Major League Baseball's Grapefruit League Media Day at The Hilton West Palm Beach, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Elias will be available to media at 4:30 p.m.

MINOR LEAGUE CAMP: On Sunday, February 17, select Minor League staff and players will report to Early Camp at the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex. The rest of the Minor League pitchers, catchers, and staff will report to camp on Friday, March 1, and position players on Tuesday, March 5. Games will begin Wednesday, March 13. RHP GRAYSON RODRIGUEZ, the Orioles first round selection in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft will report to his first Minor League camp, joining other prospects including LHP KEEGAN AKIN, INF CADYN GRENIER, and LHP DL HALL.

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Orioles name Minor League managers, coaches, and staff

The Orioles today announced the coaching staffs for their seven minor league affiliates for the 2019 season.

KENT QUALLS enters his seventh season with the Orioles as Director of Minor League Operations. MARIA ARELLANO enters her 14th season with the Orioles, and fifth as Manager, Minor League & International Administration. CHRIS HOLT enters his first year as Minor League Pitching Coordinator with the Orioles. He previously served as the Assistant Pitching Coordinator with the Houston Astros during the 2018 season, and as a Pitching Coach in the organization at Class A Buies Creek (2017), Class A Quad Cities (2016), and Class A Tri-City (2014-15). JEFF MANTO enters his sixth year as Minor League Hitting Coordinator. DON WERNER enters his 17th year in the organization and will return as the Minor League Catching Coordinator for the 13th season, while DAVE ANDERSON enters his fifth year with the organization and will again serve as the Minor League Infield Coordinator. CARLOS TOSCA will serve as the Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator, while also serving his role as Field Coach for the GCL Orioles. SCOTT McGREGOR enters his eighth season as the Sarasota-based Pitching Rehabilitation Coordinator. KEVIN BRADSHAW will serve as Spring Training Coordinator, along with his managerial duties at Aberdeen. DAVE SCHMIDT, in his 22nd season in the organization, will serve as the Florida and Latin America Pitching Coordinator for the Orioles. FELIPE ROJAS ALOU, JR. will return to serve as Director of the Dominican Academy. LEN JOHNSTON enters his 43rd season with the Orioles organization, serving as the Administrator of Sarasota Operations. DAVE WALKER will begin his 17th year as Minor League Medical Coordinator and 26th season in the organization. KYLE CORRICK enters his first season with the Orioles organization, serving as the Rehab Coordinator. JAKE PARKER returns as Minor League Equipment Manager for the 10th season. 

The Orioles today announced the coaching staffs for their seven minor league affiliates for the 2019 season.

KENT QUALLS enters his seventh season with the Orioles as Director of Minor League Operations. MARIA ARELLANO enters her 14th season with the Orioles, and fifth as Manager, Minor League & International Administration. CHRIS HOLT enters his first year as Minor League Pitching Coordinator with the Orioles. He previously served as the Assistant Pitching Coordinator with the Houston Astros during the 2018 season, and as a Pitching Coach in the organization at Class A Buies Creek (2017), Class A Quad Cities (2016), and Class A Tri-City (2014-15). JEFF MANTO enters his sixth year as Minor League Hitting Coordinator. DON WERNER enters his 17th year in the organization and will return as the Minor League Catching Coordinator for the 13th season, while DAVE ANDERSON enters his fifth year with the organization and will again serve as the Minor League Infield Coordinator. CARLOS TOSCA will serve as the Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator, while also serving his role as Field Coach for the GCL Orioles. SCOTT McGREGOR enters his eighth season as the Sarasota-based Pitching Rehabilitation Coordinator. KEVIN BRADSHAW will serve as Spring Training Coordinator, along with his managerial duties at Aberdeen. DAVE SCHMIDT, in his 22nd season in the organization, will serve as the Florida and Latin America Pitching Coordinator for the Orioles. FELIPE ROJAS ALOU, JR. will return to serve as Director of the Dominican Academy. LEN JOHNSTON enters his 43rd season with the Orioles organization, serving as the Administrator of Sarasota Operations. DAVE WALKER will begin his 17th year as Minor League Medical Coordinator and 26th season in the organization. KYLE CORRICK enters his first season with the Orioles organization, serving as the Rehab Coordinator. JAKE PARKER returns as Minor League Equipment Manager for the 10th season. 

GARY KENDALL enters his first season as manager at Triple-A Norfolk and his 20th in the organization. He spent the previous eight seasons as manager at Double-A Bowie. In 2017, he led the Baysox to the playoffs for the second time in three years. He completed his time with the Baysox with a managerial record of 570-559. Kendall also skippered the Surprise Saguaros during the 2013 Arizona Fall League season, leading them to the championship. MIKE GRIFFIN will return to Norfolk as Pitching Coach for the 11th-straight season (12th consecutive season in the organization). BUTCH DAVIS enters his second season as Hitting Coach for the Tides, after spending the 2016 season in the same position with Bowie. RAMON SAMBO enters his first season as a Field Coach for Norfolk after serving as a Field Coach for Aberdeen over the last two seasons. It is his 13th overall year in the Orioles system. CHRIS POOLE returns for his second season as Norfolk's Athletic Trainer and his seventh year with the organization. TREVOR HOWELL also returns for his seventh season in the organization and sixth as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Norfolk.

Former Orioles farmhand and 2008 draft pick BUCK BRITTON enters his first season as manager of Double-A Bowie. He made his managerial debut with Class-A Delmarva last season leading the Shorebirds to a 68-66 record. The 2019 season will be Britton's third as a coach or manager in the Orioles organization after previously serving as Delmarva's Hitting Coach during the 2017 season. Britton will be joined by KENNIE STEENSTRA, who returns for his third-straight season as Pitching Coach for the Baysox, and sixth overall, after previously serving in the same role from 2010-12. It will be his 15th year in the organization. KEITH BODIE returns as Bowie's Hitting Coach for the second straight year after serving as Frederick's manager for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. He previously was the Baysox Hitting Coach in 2015. This season marks his 37th season as a coach or manager in professional baseball. JOSH CONWAY will join the Baysox as a Development Coach after spending the 2018 season as an Assistant Pitching Coach at Coastal Carolina University (S.C.) where he also played from 2010-12. Conway was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2012 and pitched in the organization for four seasons (2014-17). BRIAN GUZMAN enters his second season as an Athletic Trainer for Bowie, after spending the previous three seasons with Frederick. Strength and Conditioning Coach PAT ARMSTRONG returns for his 10th year in the organization and eighth year at Bowie.

RYAN MINOR returns as the manager at Class A-Advanced Frederick, having previously managed the Keys in 2018 and 2013. He also spent six of the last eight seasons as manager of Delmarva. The 2018 season will be Minor's 12th as a coach or manager in the Orioles organization. Before joining the coaching ranks, Minor was drafted by the Orioles in 1996 and spent parts of three seasons with the club (1998-2000). Minor will be joined by JUSTIN LORD, who enters his first year as Pitching Coach for Frederick. Lord spent the last two seasons with Delmarva as Pitching Coach, his second stint in that role with the Shorebirds (also 2013). This will be his seventh season as a Pitching Coach in the Orioles organization, after serving in the same capacity for Aberdeen from 2014-16. BOBBY ROSE enters his first season as Hitting Coach for Frederick, a role he held with Delmarva last season. This is his second season in the Orioles organization after spending the previous five seasons with the Rangers organization as a hitting instructor with Short-Season A Spokane, Class-A Hickory, and Class A-Advanced High Desert and Down East. ADAM BLEDAY will join the Keys as a Development Coach, his first professional coaching role. Originally drafted by Houston in 2017, Bleday pitched in four different levels of the Astros organization during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. MARTY BRINKER enters his second season as Athletic Trainer with Frederick, after serving in the same role for Delmarva in 2017 and Aberdeen in 2015-16. GENE ESCAT returns for his third season as a coach in the Orioles organization, and his second as Strength and Conditioning Coach for Frederick. He served in the same role at Delmarva during the 2017 season. Escat was drafted by the Orioles in 2012, and spent four seasons in the organization.

KYLE MOORE will manage Delmarva this season, after managing Aberdeen during the 2018 season, filling in for Kevin Bradshaw. Moore, who begins his 10th overall season in the organization, returns to the Shorebirds after serving as their Hitting Coach in 2016. He also previously served as Frederick's Hitting Coach for the 2017 season, and half of the 2018 season, and as a player/coach with Class A Delmarva (2015), Double-A Bowie (2014), and Class A-Advanced Frederick (2013), and as the Strength and Conditioning Coach with Delmarva (2012). JUSTIN RAMSEY will join Moore as Pitching Coach for Delmarva. Ramsey has spent the last four seasons as a coach at Nova Southeastern University (FL), after serving as a coach at Long Beach State (CA) from 2010-14, and Sacramento City College (CA) from 2005-10. MATT TRATE enters his first professional coaching season as the Shorebirds hitting coach. Trate has served as an Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Goldey-Beacom College (DE) from 2016-18 after serving as the Hitting Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Cecil College (MD) (2011, 2013-14), and an Assistant Coach at the University of Akron (OH) (2012). PAT LEYLAND enters his first season as a Development Coach for Delmarva after most recently serving as a player/coach with the Baysox in 2018. He spent six seasons as a minor league player with Detroit (2010-14), and Seattle (2015) after being drafted by the Tigers in the eighth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. ADRIAN GONZALEZ enters his second season as Athletic Trainer with Delmarva after serving in the same role for Aberdeen in 2017 and the GCL in 2015-16. KEVIN MIXON will serve at the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Delmarva. Mixon served in the same role with Aberdeen during the 2018 season. 

KEVIN BRADSHAW enters his fourth season as manager of the Aberdeen IronBirds. 2019 marks his 30th season in professional baseball as a coach or manager. ROBBIE AVILES will serve as Pitching Coach. Aviles, who has been a Pitching Coach at Rockland Peak Performance since 2017, pitched in Cleveland's minor league system for six years. TOM ELLER will join the IronBirds as the Hitting Coach for his first professional coaching season. For the last 12 years, Eller has been Head Coach of the Harford Community College (Md.) baseball team. Former Orioles farmhand and 2015 draft pick JACK GRAHAM begins his first season as a Development Coach for Aberdeen after serving as the Field Coach with Frederick last season. Graham also served as a player/coach in Delmarva (2017) and Aberdeen (2016). GARY SMITH enters his second season as Athletic Trainer for Aberdeen, after holding the same position with the GCL Orioles during the 2017 season. 

ALAN MILLS enters his first season as manager for the GCL Orioles, his eighth season in the Orioles organization as a coach, and his ninth season as a professional coach. He spent the previous two years as the Orioles Bullpen Coach. Mills served as a Pitching Coach for Orioles minor league affiliates for five seasons prior to joining the Major League club in 2017, including the Baysox (2015-16), Delmarva (2014), and Aberdeen (2012-13). He began his professional coaching career in 2008 with Class-A Oneonta in the Detroit Tigers organization as a Pitching Coach. Mills pitched in 474 career Major League games over 12 seasons with the New York Yankees (1990-91), Orioles (1992-98, 2000-01), and Los Angeles Dodgers (1999-2000). Former Major Leaguer WILSON ALVAREZ returns for his seventh season as Pitching Coach for the GCL Orioles. MILT MAY will begin his 10th season as Hitting Coach for the GCL Orioles. After serving as manager of the GCL Orioles for the previous two season, CARLOS TOSCA will return to the team serving as a Field Coach. Tosca previously spent 12 seasons as a Bench Coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks (2005-06), Florida Marlins (2007-10), and Atlanta Braves (2011-16). His managerial career also includes time as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays for parts of three seasons (2002-04). ADAM SPARKS enters his second season as Athletic Trainer for the GCL Orioles. 

ELVIS MOREL will manage the Dominican Summer League Orioles. He will be assisted by Pitching Coach DIONIS PASCUAL and coaches BENNY ADAMES (outfield), RAMÓN CARABALLO (hitting), RUBÉN FRANCISCO (first base/baserunning), MIGUEL JABALERA (field coordinator), RAMÓN LUBO (third base/catching), and ROBERT PÉREZ (bullpen). revor will again serve as Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Affiliate | League | Manager | Pitching Coach | Hitting Coach | Field/Development Coach(es) | Trainer/S&C
Norfolk (AAA) | International | Gary Kendall | Mike Griffin | Butch Davis | Ramon Sambo | C. Poole/T. Howell
Bowie (AA) | Eastern | Buck Britton | Kennie Steenstra | Keith Bodie | Josh Conway | B. Guzman/P. Armstrong
Frederick (A+) | Carolina | Ryan Minor | Justin Lord | Bobby Rose | Adam Bleday | M. Brinker/G. Escat
Delmarva (A) | South Atlantic | Kyle Moore | Justin Ramsey | Matt Trate | Pat Leyland | A. Gonzalez/K. Mixon
Aberdeen (SA) | New York-Penn | Kevin Bradshaw | Robbie Aviles  | Tom Eller | Jack Graham | G. Smith/TBD
Gulf Coast (R) | Gulf Coast | Alan Mills | Wilson Alvarez | Milt May | Carlos Tosca | A. Sparks/TBD
Dominican (R) | Dominican | Elvis Morel | Dionis Pascual | Ramón Caraballo | Benny Adames | TBD/Rubén Francisco/Anthony Adames/Miguel Jabalera/Ramón Lubo/Robert Pérez    

BALTIMORE ORIOLES 2019 PLAYER DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT 
Director, Minor League Operations -- Kent Qualls
Manager, Minor League & International Administration -- J. Maria Arellano
Administrator, Sarasota Operations -- Len Johnston
Coordinator, Minor League Pitching -- Chris Holt
Coordinator, Minor League Hitting -- Jeff Manto
Coordinator, Minor League Catching -- Don Werner
Coordinator, Minor League Infield -- Dave Anderson
Coordinator, Pitching Rehabilitation -- Scott McGregor
Coordinator, Florida and Latin America Pitching -- Dave Schmidt
Coordinator, Minor League Outfield/Baserunning -- Carlos Tosca
Coordinator, Minor League Spring Training Coordinator -- Kevin Bradshaw
Coordinator, Minor League Medical -- Dave Walker
Rehab Coordinator -- Kyle Corrick
Instructor, Special Assignment -- B.J. Surhoff
Instructor, Special Assignment -- Mike Bordick
Pitching Instructor, Special Assignment -- Ramón Martinez
Director, Dominican Academy -- Felipe Rojas Alou, Jr.
Coordinator, Dominican Field -- Miguel Jabalera
Administrator, Dominican Academy -- Jorge Perozo
Coordinator, Latin American Medical -- Manny Lopez
Manager, Minor League Equipment -- Jake Parker
Manager, Dominican Equipment -- Franklin Fajardo

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Statement from the Angelos family on the passing of Hall of Famer and Orioles legend Frank Robinson

"Frank Robinson was not only one of the greatest players in Orioles history, but was also one of the premier players in the history of baseball. Fans will forever remember Frank for his 1966 season in which he won the Triple Crown and was named MVP during a year that brought Baltimore its first World Series championship. His World Series MVP performance capped off one of the greatest individual seasons in baseball history. An Orioles Legend and a Baseball Hall of Famer, Frank brought us so many wonderful memories, including two championships, during his time in Baltimore.

"As the first African-American manager in Major League history, Frank was a proponent of civil rights causes on and off the field, including policies that paved the way for minorities to have increased access to executive and management positions in baseball. His leadership in the front office and as manager of the Orioles was highlighted by being named the American League Manager of the Year in 1989. To this day, Frank remains the only person in Orioles history to serve as a player, coach, manager, and front office executive.

"Frank Robinson was not only one of the greatest players in Orioles history, but was also one of the premier players in the history of baseball. Fans will forever remember Frank for his 1966 season in which he won the Triple Crown and was named MVP during a year that brought Baltimore its first World Series championship. His World Series MVP performance capped off one of the greatest individual seasons in baseball history. An Orioles Legend and a Baseball Hall of Famer, Frank brought us so many wonderful memories, including two championships, during his time in Baltimore.

"As the first African-American manager in Major League history, Frank was a proponent of civil rights causes on and off the field, including policies that paved the way for minorities to have increased access to executive and management positions in baseball. His leadership in the front office and as manager of the Orioles was highlighted by being named the American League Manager of the Year in 1989. To this day, Frank remains the only person in Orioles history to serve as a player, coach, manager, and front office executive.

"Frank's contributions to the Orioles and his work as an ambassador for Major League Baseball will never be forgotten. This is a difficult day for our entire organization and for our many fans. We extend our condolences to his wife, Barbara, his daughter, Nichelle, his entire family, and his many friends across our game."
 

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Orioles to host Sarasota Springfest as Spring Training workouts begin at Ed Smith Stadium

The Orioles invite fans of all ages to celebrate the start of Spring Training at Sarasota Springfest, a free family-friendly event at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, February 16. Along with watching Orioles pitchers and catchers practice on the back fields, fans can also enjoy games and interactive activities in the stadium from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.

The fourth annual Sarasota Springfest event will feature a question and answer session with Orioles outfielder CEDRIC MULLIINS at approximately 12:30 p.m. Fans will once again have opportunities to play catch on the Ed Smith Stadium field, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the ballpark, and participate in a "Pitch for Charity" event to benefit Miracle League of Manasota.

The Orioles invite fans of all ages to celebrate the start of Spring Training at Sarasota Springfest, a free family-friendly event at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, February 16. Along with watching Orioles pitchers and catchers practice on the back fields, fans can also enjoy games and interactive activities in the stadium from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.

The fourth annual Sarasota Springfest event will feature a question and answer session with Orioles outfielder CEDRIC MULLIINS at approximately 12:30 p.m. Fans will once again have opportunities to play catch on the Ed Smith Stadium field, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the ballpark, and participate in a "Pitch for Charity" event to benefit Miracle League of Manasota.

"There's no better way for fans to warm up for Spring Training than to attend our free Springfest," said GREG BADER, Orioles Vice President, Communications & Marketing. "We're excited to welcome fans for a day of fun, family-friendly activities at the ballpark with an opportunity to watch Orioles players practice on the back fields."

Outfielder Cedric Mullins, a 13th round pick by the Orioles in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, made his Major League debut in August of last season after successfully progressing through the minor league system. Throughout the minors and in Baltimore, Mullins participates in community events during the season and the offseason. MASNsports.com beat writer ROCH KUBATKO will emcee the Q&A session.

Field conditions permitting, two sessions of "Have A Catch" will be offered on the main field, at approximately 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Access is first-come, first-served, and participants must bring their own gloves and sign a liability waiver. 

"We encourage parents, children, and fans of all ages to have fun on the same field used by the Orioles during Spring Training games," Bader said. "Being able to play catch on a Major League ballfield is a rare experience for fans, and we're excited to provide that opportunity again this year."

Orioles event staff will provide stadium tours every 20 minutes beginning at 10:00 a.m. Fans will see areas not usually open to the public, including the press box, World Series Suites, Home Plate Suite, Third Base Lounge, and visiting team's clubhouse. 

"Pitch for Charity" is scheduled for approximately 12:00 p.m. at the Left Field Pavilion. Fans may purchase balls, ranging in price from $3-$10, at the event entrance and test their skill by pitching from the Pavilion into a target on the main field. All proceeds support Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for every person to play baseball, regardless of their ability. Fans can also earn Orioles-themed prizes based on their pitching accuracy.

Additional games will be set up to test fans' skills at baseball and a variety of sports. Activities will also include corn hole, giant Connect Four, face painting, and free souvenir photos provided by TapSnap.

A day at the ballpark would not be complete without terrific food options for purchase, and Springfest will be no exception. Jimmy's Famous Seafood will return with award-winning crab cakes inspired by Baltimore's popular seafood restaurant. Culver's and Chick-fil-A also will offer their own signature menu items, while ballpark fare will be offered at the concourse concession.

Access to Springfest will be through the Left Field Gate adjacent to the East Lot off of 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue, where free parking will be provided. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, fans may visit Orioles.com/Springfest.

Media planning to cover Springfest may apply for credentials online at credentials.mlb.com under the event named "Feb 16 BAL Camp".

Fans are invited to watch Orioles workouts on the back fields at the complex each day from February 13 through February 22 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The first full squad workout will be held on Monday, February 18. There is no charge to attend, and parking in the East Lot is free.

The Orioles will play their first of 17 home Spring Training games in 2019 at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, February 23, at 1:05 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. Spring Training game tickets, as well as Orioles merchandise, will be available for purchase during Springfest.

ONLINE: Spring Training tickets can be purchased at the Orioles' official website, Orioles.com/Spring. 

PHONE: Individual game tickets can be purchased by phone by calling 800-745-3000. Season, five-game flex-plans, group tickets, suites, and other specialty areas are available by calling 941-893-6312.

AT THE BALLPARK: Individual game tickets can be purchased in person at Ed Smith Stadium in the Left Field Ticket Office, located at 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue. The box office will be open through February 8 Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. From February 11 to March 24, the box office will be open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week. Parking is available in the East Lot, located on 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue.

Springfest is part of Sarasota 365, a host of initiatives through which the Baltimore Orioles and OriolesREACH demonstrate the ballclub's year-round engagement with the Greater Sarasota community. A recent independent analysis commissioned by Sarasota County Government concluded that the Orioles generate approximately $97 million in annual economic impact back to taxpayers and residents. By marketing Sarasota to fans in the Mid-Atlantic region, operating a year-round athletic training facility, producing entertainment and sporting events, partnering with charitable causes, and hosting and often subsidizing youth sports tournaments and activities, the Orioles demonstrate an abiding commitment to their Florida home that goes far beyond baseball. For more information, visit Orioles.com/Sarasota.  

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Orioles head groundskeeper Nicole Sherry receives the Dick Ericson Founders' Award

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) has named Orioles Head Groundskeeper NICOLE SHERRY the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Dick Ericson Founders' Award. Sherry received the award at the STMA banquet on Friday, January 25, in Phoenix, Ariz. 
  
The Dick Ericson Award, established in 1997, is awarded annually to a STMA member who effectively manages sports fields and their facility, exhibits the qualities of a true team leader, and who positively impacts the sports turf industry. The award was created to honor Dick Ericson, one of the four Founders of the STMA, who also served as the first President of the STMA from 1981-82. Ericson has made significant contributions to the STMA and continues to have an impact in raising the level of professionalism within the industry.

Sherry will begin her 13th season as the Orioles Head Groundskeeper this year and her 16th season with the Orioles organization overall. She returned to the Orioles organization in November of 2006 after a three-year absence, becoming just the second woman ever to serve as Head Groundskeeper with a Major League team. Sherry and Heather Nabozny, who has been with the Detroit Tigers since 1999, are the only female head groundskeepers in Major League Baseball. In February of 2016, Sherry was named the recipient of the Mary Pickersgill Award for Women's Leadership in Business by the Star-Spangled Bannger Flag House. Established in 2012, the award honors a woman who demonstrates leadership in her community, exemplifies innovation in her chosen field, and has the power to inspire others.

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) has named Orioles Head Groundskeeper NICOLE SHERRY the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Dick Ericson Founders' Award. Sherry received the award at the STMA banquet on Friday, January 25, in Phoenix, Ariz. 
  
The Dick Ericson Award, established in 1997, is awarded annually to a STMA member who effectively manages sports fields and their facility, exhibits the qualities of a true team leader, and who positively impacts the sports turf industry. The award was created to honor Dick Ericson, one of the four Founders of the STMA, who also served as the first President of the STMA from 1981-82. Ericson has made significant contributions to the STMA and continues to have an impact in raising the level of professionalism within the industry.

Sherry will begin her 13th season as the Orioles Head Groundskeeper this year and her 16th season with the Orioles organization overall. She returned to the Orioles organization in November of 2006 after a three-year absence, becoming just the second woman ever to serve as Head Groundskeeper with a Major League team. Sherry and Heather Nabozny, who has been with the Detroit Tigers since 1999, are the only female head groundskeepers in Major League Baseball. In February of 2016, Sherry was named the recipient of the Mary Pickersgill Award for Women's Leadership in Business by the Star-Spangled Bannger Flag House. Established in 2012, the award honors a woman who demonstrates leadership in her community, exemplifies innovation in her chosen field, and has the power to inspire others.

Most recently, Sherry, along with MLB and Discovery Education, have worked with local schools to introduce students to a variety of intriguing science and STEM concepts related to her job as Head Groundskeeper. 

The STMA was established in 1981 to facilitate the sharing of ideas and information among professionals within the sports turf management industry worldwide. Headquartered in Lawrence, Kan., the STMA has 2700 members as of 2018. Members strive to manage sports field playing surfaces to the safest level possible, while providing education and practical knowledge in the art and science of sports field management.

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Orioles announce Spring Training non-roster invitees

The Orioles today announced that they have invited 18 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training in Sarasota, Fla. The list includes two left-handed pitchers, six right-handed pitchers, three catchers, four infielders, and three outfielders. A complete list of the Orioles' non-roster invitees for 2019 Spring Training is below:

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The Orioles today announced that they have invited 18 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training in Sarasota, Fla. The list includes two left-handed pitchers, six right-handed pitchers, three catchers, four infielders, and three outfielders. A complete list of the Orioles' non-roster invitees for 2019 Spring Training is below:

PITCHERS (8)

LHP Sean Gilmartin

RHP Gregory Infante

RHP Dean Kremer

LHP Chris Lee

RHP Josh Lucas

RHP Zach Pop

RHP Bo Schultz

RHP Gabriel Ynoa    

CATCHER (3)

Martin Cervenka

Carlos Pérez

Andrew Susac

INFIELDERS (4)

Chris Bostick

Ryan Mountcastle

Jace Peterson

Zach Vincej  

OUTFIELDERS (3)

Yusniel Díaz

Ryan McKenna

Mike Yastrzemski

Orioles pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on February 12 and the first full squad workout at the Ed Smith Stadium complex is scheduled for February 18.

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Orioles announce 2019 Major League coaching staff

The Orioles today announced their 2019 Major League coaching staff. They have named ARNIE BEYELER as First Base Coach, DOUG BROCAIL as Pitching Coach, TIM COSSINS as Major League Field Coordinator/Catching Instructor, JOSÉ FLORES as Third Base Coach, JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ as Major League Coach, DON LONG as Hitting Coach, and JOHN WASDIN as Bullpen Coach. HOWIE CLARK will return as Assistant Hitting Coach.

Beyeler, 54, spent the past three seasons as Manager of the Miami Marlins' Triple-A club in New Orleans. This year marks his 28th season as a manager, coach, or scout. Beyeler served three seasons (2013-15) as First Base Coach and Outfield Instructor for the Boston Red Sox. He spent nine seasons as a manager in the Red Sox organization, guiding Short-Season A Lowell (2000-01), Class-A Augusta (2002), Double-A Portland (2007-10), and Triple-A Pawtucket (2011-12) to a combined 585-553 (.514) record and four playoff appearances. In 2006, he served as hitting coach for the San Diego Padres' Double-A Mobile affiliate and worked as a coach for the West Oahu CaneFires in the Hawaiian Winter Baseball League following that season. Beyeler also managed the Texas Rangers' California League affiliate in Stockton (2003-04) and Bakersfield (2005), spent three years in the New York Yankees system as a hitting and infield coach for Triple-A Columbus (1997) and Double-A Norwich (1998-99), and worked as a Florida area scout for the Detroit Tigers from 1992-96. The Moab, Utah native signed with the Detroit Tigers organization in 1986 and spent six seasons in their minor league system, reaching the Triple-A level in 1991.

The Orioles today announced their 2019 Major League coaching staff. They have named ARNIE BEYELER as First Base Coach, DOUG BROCAIL as Pitching Coach, TIM COSSINS as Major League Field Coordinator/Catching Instructor, JOSÉ FLORES as Third Base Coach, JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ as Major League Coach, DON LONG as Hitting Coach, and JOHN WASDIN as Bullpen Coach. HOWIE CLARK will return as Assistant Hitting Coach.

Beyeler, 54, spent the past three seasons as Manager of the Miami Marlins' Triple-A club in New Orleans. This year marks his 28th season as a manager, coach, or scout. Beyeler served three seasons (2013-15) as First Base Coach and Outfield Instructor for the Boston Red Sox. He spent nine seasons as a manager in the Red Sox organization, guiding Short-Season A Lowell (2000-01), Class-A Augusta (2002), Double-A Portland (2007-10), and Triple-A Pawtucket (2011-12) to a combined 585-553 (.514) record and four playoff appearances. In 2006, he served as hitting coach for the San Diego Padres' Double-A Mobile affiliate and worked as a coach for the West Oahu CaneFires in the Hawaiian Winter Baseball League following that season. Beyeler also managed the Texas Rangers' California League affiliate in Stockton (2003-04) and Bakersfield (2005), spent three years in the New York Yankees system as a hitting and infield coach for Triple-A Columbus (1997) and Double-A Norwich (1998-99), and worked as a Florida area scout for the Detroit Tigers from 1992-96. The Moab, Utah native signed with the Detroit Tigers organization in 1986 and spent six seasons in their minor league system, reaching the Triple-A level in 1991.

Brocail, 51, spent the past three seasons as Pitching Coach for the Texas Rangers, his second stint as a Major League Pitching Coach. Prior to joining the Rangers, Brocail spent six seasons in the Houston Astros organization. His first post-playing career position came in 2010-11, when he served as a Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Astros. Brocail served as Pitching Coach for the Astros from June 2011 through 2013 before being named Special Assistant to the General Manager and Senior Pitching Advisor prior to the 2014 campaign. Brocail then held the post of Pitching Coach for Double-A Corpus Christi for most of 2014 and 2015. The Clearfield, Pa. native was selected in the first round (No. 12 overall) of the 1986 First-Year Player Draft by the San Diego Padres. He played for parts of 15 seasons in the Major Leagues, compiling a 52-48 record with a 4.00 ERA (391 ER/880.0 IP) in 626 career games.

Cossins, 48, spent the past six seasons as the Minor League Field/Catching Coordinator with the Chicago Cubs. This year marks his 18th season as manager, coach, or bullpen catcher. Cossins began his coaching career with the Sonoma County Crushers of the Independent Western League in 2000 before joining the Kansas City Royals as a bullpen catcher. He spent 10 years in the Florida Marlins organization, including three seasons as manager of the Gulf Coast League club (2003-04, 2007), two years as manager of their Florida State League team (2005-06), and six years as their Minor League Field/Catching Coordinator. The Sonoma, Calif. native was selected in the 16th round of the 1993 First-Year Player Draft by the Texas Rangers. He spent seven seasons in the minor leagues as a catcher.

Flores, 48, spent the 2018 season as First Base Coach of the Philadelphia Phillies while also serving as the Infield/Baserunning Instructor after spending 2013-17 as the Minor League Infield Coordinator for the Chicago Cubs. This year marks his 19th season as a coach or manager. Flores began his coaching career as a coach in the Puerto Rico Winter League for 10 years. He managed the Cidra Braves of the Puerto Rico Baseball Federation from 2004-11 where the team won four national titles (2005-06 and 2008-09) and was named Manager of the Year in 2005. Flores spent the 2008 season as manager of the Cleveland Indians Dominican Summer League team and also managed the Puerto Rico National Baseball Team for two seasons from 2011-12. The Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico native was selected in the 34th round of the 1989 First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros. He spent five seasons in the Astros minor league system.

Hernández, 49, joins the Major League staff and begins his 10th season in the Orioles organization. He spent the past six seasons with Triple-A Norfolk and one year each with the Gulf Coast League Orioles (2010), Class-A Delmarva (2011), and Class A-Advanced Frederick (2012). The Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico native spent 15 seasons in the major leagues, after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Texas Rangers in 1987. He played in 1,587 Major League games and was selected as a National League All-Star while with Milwaukee in 2002. His 168 career home runs are the 17th-most in baseball history by a Puerto Rican-born player.

Long, 56, spent the past five seasons as the Hitting Coach for the Cincinnati Reds. This year marks his 33rd season as a coach or manager. Long began his coaching career as Head Coach of Seattle University (WA) for one season before joining the California Angels organization as the Hitting Coach for Class-A Quad Cities in 1987. He spent 12 years in the Angels organization, including 11 seasons as a manager in their system with Bend (1988-89), Quad Cities (1990), Midland (1991-93, 1998), Vancouver (1994-96), and Lake Elsinore (1997). He was voted his league's Manager of the Year three times during this span. Long was a Roving Hitting Instructor for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1999 before serving as the Phillies Minor League Hitting Coordinator from 2000-07. He spent 2008-10 with the Pittsburgh Pirates as Hitting Coach and served 2011-13 as Minor League Hitting Coordinator for the Atlanta Braves. The Bremerton, Wa. native was selected in the third round of the 1983 First-Year Player Draft by the San Francisco Giants. He played three seasons in the Giants farm system.

Wasdin, 46, begins his third season with the Orioles organization after spending the last two seasons (2017-18) as Minor League Pitching Coordinator. Prior to joining the O's, he spent the previous six seasons as a Pitching Coach in the Oakland Athletics organization, including stints with Double-A Midland (2015-16), Class A-Advanced Stockton (2014), Class-A Beloit (2013), Class-A Burlington (2012), and Short-Season A Vermont (2011). The Fort Belvoir, Va. native was selected in the first round (No. 25 overall) of the 1993 First-Year Player Draft by the Oakland Athletics. He spent parts of 12 seasons in the majors, going 39-39 with a 5.28 ERA (465 ER/793.1 IP) in 328 games (65 starts). He appeared in 26 games for the Orioles in 2001, going 1-1 with a 4.17 ERA (23 ER/49.2 IP).

Clark, 44, returns for this third season as Assistant Hitting Coach and his fifth year as a coach in the Orioles organization. He previously served as Hitting Coach at both Double-A Bowie (2016) and Class-A Delmarva (2015). The San Diego, Calif. native was selected in the 27th round of the 1992 First-Year Player Draft by the Orioles. He played 18 professional seasons and played in 134 Major League games. He spent parts of the 2002 and 2006 seasons with the Orioles, including making his Major League debut.

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Mike Mussina elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame

MIKE MUSSINA was tonight announced as the 23rd player, coach, or front office executive with modern-day ties to the Baltimore Orioles to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Mussina, 50, played 18 Major League seasons from 1991-2008, including his first 10 seasons with the Orioles. He currently holds the best all-time winning percentage by a qualifying Orioles pitcher with a minimum of 140 decisions (.645), and ranks among the club's all-time leaders in strikeouts (second, 1,535); wins (third, 147); ERA (fifth, 3.53); starts (fifth, 288); innings pitched (sixth, 2009.2); shutouts (eighth, 15); and complete games (10th, 45).

MIKE MUSSINA was tonight announced as the 23rd player, coach, or front office executive with modern-day ties to the Baltimore Orioles to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Mussina, 50, played 18 Major League seasons from 1991-2008, including his first 10 seasons with the Orioles. He currently holds the best all-time winning percentage by a qualifying Orioles pitcher with a minimum of 140 decisions (.645), and ranks among the club's all-time leaders in strikeouts (second, 1,535); wins (third, 147); ERA (fifth, 3.53); starts (fifth, 288); innings pitched (sixth, 2009.2); shutouts (eighth, 15); and complete games (10th, 45).

A five-time American League All-Star (all with Baltimore), Mussina won seven Gold Gloves, including four with the Orioles, and finished inside the top six of Cy Young Award voting nine times, seven with Baltimore. As a member of the Orioles, Mussina led the American League with a .783 winning percentage (18-5) in 1992; wins (19); shutouts (four); and walks per 9.0 innings (2.03) in 1995; games started (36) in 1996; and innings pitched (237.2) in 2000. He tossed three one-hitters with the Orioles and struck out 15 batters in a game twice. In six career postseason starts with the Orioles, Mussina went 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA (12 ER/42.2 IP). He was inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame in 2012.

Mussina ranks 20th all-time in Major League history with 2,813 strikeouts, tied for 32nd in wins (270), 33rd with a .638 winning percentage (270-153), and 34th in games started (536). Mussina, a Williamsport, Pa. native, was originally selected by the Orioles in the first round (No. 20 overall) of the 1990 First-Year Player Draft out of Stanford University.

Mussina will be formally inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame during the ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y. on Sunday, July 21, at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Six Orioles have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame with an official plaque depicting them in an Orioles uniform, including FRANK ROBINSON (elected in 1982), BROOKS ROBINSON (1983), JIM PALMER (1990), EARL WEAVER (1996), EDDIE MURRAY (2003), and CAL RIPKEN, JR. (2007).

Mussina joins HAROLD BAINES and LEE SMITH as 2019 inductees to have played for the Orioles. Baines played parts of seven seasons (1993-95 and 1997-2000) with the Orioles, batting .301/.379/.502 (638-for-2121) with 99 doubles, 107 home runs, 304 runs, and 378 RBI over 666 games. In 2,830 career Major League games, he hit .289/.356/.465 with 2,866 hits, 488 doubles, 49 triples, 384 home runs, 1,299 runs, and 1,628 RBI. Smith pitched one season (1994) for the Orioles, going 1-4 with a 3.29 ERA (14 ER/38.1 IP) and a Major League leading 33 saves in 41 appearances, while being named an All-Star. In 1,022 career appearances, he went 71-92 with a 3.03 ERA (434 ER/1289.1 IP), 1,251 strikeouts, and 478 saves. He retired as baseball's all-time leader in saves, and currently ranks third all-time.

Other Hall of Famers with modern-day Orioles ties include ROBIN ROBERTS (1976), GEORGE KELL (1983), LUIS APARICIO (1984), HOYT WILHELM (1985), REGGIE JACKSON (1993), ROBERTO ALOMAR (2011), TIM RAINES, SR. (2017), VLADIMIR GUERRERO (2018), JIM THOME (2018), HAROLD BAINES (2019), and LEE SMITH (2019), managers DICK WILLIAMS (2008) and WHITEY HERZOG (2010), and executives LEE MacPHAIL (1998), PAT GILLICK (2011), and JOHN SCHUERHOLZ (2017).

Sixteen others to have played or managed for the Orioles in the early days of Baltimore's rich baseball heritage are also enshrined in the Hall of Fame including FRANK "HOME RUN" BAKER, CHARLES "CHIEF" BENDER, ROGER BRESNAHAN, DAN BROUTHERS, WILLIAM "CANDY" CUMMINGS, ROBERT "LEFTY" GROVE, EDWARD "NED" HANLON, ROGERS HORNSBY, HUGHIE JENNINGS, WEE WILLIE KEELER, JOE KELLEY, RUBE MARQUARD, JOE "IRON MAN" McGINNITY, JOHN McGRAW, WILBERT ROBINSON, and GEORGE HERMAN "BABE" RUTH.

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4th annual "Athletes & Artists Play for Kids" weekend returns to Ed Smith Stadium March 1-3

'Nashville's Music Row Comes to the Ballpark' charity benefit returns on March 1; Country Artist Cole Swindell performs on-field concert on March 2; Proceeds will encourage youth empowerment through establishment of new Orioles Charitable Foundation Music & Arts Education Scholarship

The Orioles today announced that the fourth annual "Athletes & Artists Play for Kids," a weekend of song and sport to support arts education and girls' empowerment, will take place at Ed Smith Stadium on March 1-3, 2019. The weekend features the fourth annual "Nashville's Music Row Comes to the Ballpark" charity benefit, two Orioles home games, artist workshops and health and wellness sessions for local youth, and an on-field performance from Country music rising superstar and 11-time No. 1 singer/songwriter, COLE SWINDELL, on Saturday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. ET.

A portion of proceeds from the weekend's events will fund the establishment of new Orioles Charitable Foundation Music & Arts Education Scholarships designed to offer arts education support to deserving young students in Sarasota, Baltimore, and Nashville. This annual "Athletes & Artists Play for Kids" weekend fundraiser began four years ago with the first "Nashville Comes to the Ballpark" event and has steadily grown to include more programming and more supporters, including last year when the ballpark hosted a concert performance by LOCASH to support selected charitable efforts.

The Orioles today announced that the fourth annual "Athletes & Artists Play for Kids," a weekend of song and sport to support arts education and girls' empowerment, will take place at Ed Smith Stadium on March 1-3, 2019. The weekend features the fourth annual "Nashville's Music Row Comes to the Ballpark" charity benefit, two Orioles home games, artist workshops and health and wellness sessions for local youth, and an on-field performance from Country music rising superstar and 11-time No. 1 singer/songwriter, COLE SWINDELL, on Saturday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. ET.

A portion of proceeds from the weekend's events will fund the establishment of new Orioles Charitable Foundation Music & Arts Education Scholarships designed to offer arts education support to deserving young students in Sarasota, Baltimore, and Nashville. This annual "Athletes & Artists Play for Kids" weekend fundraiser began four years ago with the first "Nashville Comes to the Ballpark" event and has steadily grown to include more programming and more supporters, including last year when the ballpark hosted a concert performance by LOCASH to support selected charitable efforts.

This year's weekend-long series of events will begin Friday, March 1, when the Orioles host the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m. Later that evening, charitable donors will return to the club's Training Complex at Ed Smith Stadium for a one-of-a-kind, all-access event bringing Orioles players and Nashville songwriters and artists together for the fourth annual "Nashville's Music Row Comes to the Ballpark" charity benefit beginning at 6:30 p.m. Performed in the format made famous in the hit television show Nashville, the evening will be hosted by Dreamlined Entertainment songwriter MARGARET VALENTINE and headlined by Songwriter Hall of Fame writer, Nashville legend, and Grammy award winner DESMOND CHILD; Nashville Songwriter of the Year MATT McGINN; singer-songwriter RYAN BEAVER; musician MacKENZIE PORTER; and other special guests. More information about each performer can be found at Orioles.com/Nashville.

On Saturday, March 2, the Orioles will offer a Girls Empowerment Workshop and a Youth Music Mentorship Workshop for local youth at Ed Smith Stadium. Additional details about the mentorship workshops will be announced at a later date.

Following Saturday's workshops, the Orioles will host "Cole Swindell's Party in the Outfield," an on-field concert at Ed Smith Stadium at 7:00 p.m. Opening for Swindell will be special guests MacKenzie Porter and CARTER FAITH JONES.

"We're excited to welcome all-star performer, Cole Swindell, to join an exciting lineup of events and activities all weekend long, as we look to raise funds to support the establishment of new arts education scholarships for deserving students," said GREG BADER, Orioles Vice President, Communications & Marketing. "We invite music fans to join us on the outfield grass to enjoy 'Cole Swindell's Party in the Outfield,' a truly unique opportunity with one of Nashville's brightest young stars."

Tickets for "Cole Swindell's Party in the Outfield" are currently available at Orioles.com/Cole. Stage-front tickets are now sold out, but general admission on-field tickets are still available for $30 in advance ($35 at the door). All tickets are standing only (no seating on the field), but fans who wish to sit can do so in the ballpark seating bowl. Wheelchair accessible seats are also located throughout the stadium seating.

The Orioles will wrap up "Athletes & Artists Play for Kids" weekend with Sunday's 3:05 p.m. game against the Detroit Tigers.

About Cole Swindell
Swindell, a Platinum-selling recording artist and 11-time No 1 singer/songwriter, released his third album, "All of It," for Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville in 2018 and it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country album chart and No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200. The first single "Break Up In The End" became his eighth No. 1 career single as a solo artist. "Break Up In The End" was recently nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Song and was named one of the best country songs of 2018 by Amazon, Spotify, Billboard, and You Tube among others. Swindell performed the hit single on last summer's (2018) ABC Television special "CMA Fest" and when he headlined the "NBC's Citi Concert Series on TODAY" (2018).

The Georgia native debuted his current single "Love You Too Late" LIVE on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and in December performed it on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The song is included on YouTube's Best Country Songs of 2018.

In just over four years since he made his debut on Warner Bros. Records, Swindell has racked up an impressive and incomparable record-breaking eight No. 1 singles (the only solo artist in the history of the Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the charts with first seven singles); 10 No. 1 singles as a songwriter; one 1 billion+ audience reaching single ("You Should Be Here"), seven Platinum singles; one Gold single; a Platinum-certified debut album ("Cole Swindell"); a Gold-certified sophomore album ("You Should Be Here") and over one billion on demand streams as well as numerous songwriting honors and awards including being the reigning NSAI Songwriter/Artist of the Year (2016), winning two CMA Triple Play Awards in both 2015 (as the only performer to claim the title) and again in 2016 (for penning three No. 1 songs in a 12 month span) and Music Row's Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year during his debut (2015) with celebrated songwriting credits for not only his own seven No. 1 hits but songs for Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line.

For more information and tour dates, please visit www.coleswindell.com and follow @coleswindell on Twitter, @coleswindell on Instagram and on Facebook.

About the Orioles in Sarasota
In the nine years since the Orioles moved Major League Spring Training to Sarasota, more than 985,000 fans have enjoyed Orioles games at Ed Smith Stadium. In that time, the Orioles have hosted 16 shows at Ed Smith Stadium as part of the Orioles' Arts in the Ballpark event series, making Ed Smith Stadium a multi-interest destination for local residents and visitors alike. As one of Sarasota's leading entertainment destinations for families, Ed Smith Stadium has also welcomed more than 160,000 families and children over just the past six years. For more information, visit Orioles.com/Sarasota.

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Orioles FanFest autograph vouchers on sale January 17 at Orioles.com

Vouchers for autograph sessions at Orioles FanFest will go on sale Thursday, January 17, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The list of autograph session times and participants will be posted online for preview at www.orioles.com/fanfest by 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16. Orioles FanFest, presented by Visit Sarasota will be held on Saturday, January 26, at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with early entry for Birdland Members beginning at 10:00 a.m. 

At this year's FanFest, the Orioles will continue an autograph policy designed to support youth charitable endeavors through OriolesREACH and enhance fan engagement with shorter wait times. Children ages 4-14 will have a specially-designated Kids Only player autograph station that is free of charge which will operate continuously throughout the day. All other autograph stations at FanFest will require the advance purchase of autograph vouchers exclusively at www.orioles.com/fanfest for $20 each, with all of the proceeds benefiting children's charities through OriolesREACH. Since instituting the autograph policy in 2011, FanFest has raised more than $835,000 for the Orioles Charitable Foundation.

Vouchers for autograph sessions at Orioles FanFest will go on sale Thursday, January 17, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The list of autograph session times and participants will be posted online for preview at www.orioles.com/fanfest by 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16. Orioles FanFest, presented by Visit Sarasota will be held on Saturday, January 26, at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with early entry for Birdland Members beginning at 10:00 a.m. 

At this year's FanFest, the Orioles will continue an autograph policy designed to support youth charitable endeavors through OriolesREACH and enhance fan engagement with shorter wait times. Children ages 4-14 will have a specially-designated Kids Only player autograph station that is free of charge which will operate continuously throughout the day. All other autograph stations at FanFest will require the advance purchase of autograph vouchers exclusively at www.orioles.com/fanfest for $20 each, with all of the proceeds benefiting children's charities through OriolesREACH. Since instituting the autograph policy in 2011, FanFest has raised more than $835,000 for the Orioles Charitable Foundation.

There will be 250 vouchers available for each autograph session, guaranteeing that every fan purchasing a voucher for a particular session will receive an autograph from each of the players at the station. Fans may only use one voucher per person per autograph station. Each person in line must have his or her own voucher and may only use one voucher per station. The Orioles will make every effort to keep to this autograph schedule, but reserve the right to change or substitute individuals as necessary. Fans will be able to print their vouchers at home and must present them to the attendant at the appropriate autograph session, shortening the amount of wait time in autograph lines. Fans must be in line for their autograph session no later than 30 minutes after the session begins. Autograph vouchers are not eligible for refunds or exchanges. 

If vouchers are still available on the day of the event, they will be available for purchase at the Ticket Sales location at FanFest. Autograph seekers are encouraged to purchase vouchers in advance. There is a purchase limit of two autograph vouchers per person, per session time. Fans redeeming autograph vouchers must be four years of age or older and may only redeem one voucher per person, per session time.

The complimentary Kids Only area at FanFest will operate throughout the day in a free-flowing system. Players signing in this area will not be announced in advance. Youth ages 4-14 may go through this line as many times as they would like as players rotate through the station.

Birdland Members can enter FanFest beginning at 10:00 a.m., and the first 250 in attendance will receive a voucher to participate in a complimentary autograph session beginning at 10:00 a.m. 

Every fan must also purchase a ticket to enter FanFest. Tickets are available online at www.orioles.com/fanfest, via phone at 1-888-848-BIRD, and at the Oriole Park Box Office Lobby. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 14 and under and adults 60 and over. On the day of the event, FanFest tickets will be sold at the Convention Center and the Oriole Park Box Office Lobby. Birdland Members have received on offer to secure complimentary tickets via email.

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Orioles Spring Training tickets on sale Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Orioles to honor "one millionth fan" this spring at Ed Smith Stadium

Individual tickets for all 17 of the Orioles' 2019 Spring Training games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. ET. It is recommended that fans purchase tickets online. The Orioles will offer a special online 36-hour presale from Wednesday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, January 24 at 10:00 p.m. to fans subscribing to the free digital Sarasota 365 Newsletter or Warehouse Wire.

The Orioles will play their first of 17 home spring training games in 2019 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota on Saturday, February 23, at 1:05 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. This season, the Orioles will honor the "ONE MILLIONTH FAN" to attend Orioles Spring Training games since the team moved Major League operations to Sarasota in 2010.

Individual tickets for all 17 of the Orioles' 2019 Spring Training games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. ET. It is recommended that fans purchase tickets online. The Orioles will offer a special online 36-hour presale from Wednesday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, January 24 at 10:00 p.m. to fans subscribing to the free digital Sarasota 365 Newsletter or Warehouse Wire.

The Orioles will play their first of 17 home spring training games in 2019 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota on Saturday, February 23, at 1:05 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. This season, the Orioles will honor the "ONE MILLIONTH FAN" to attend Orioles Spring Training games since the team moved Major League operations to Sarasota in 2010.

"The Orioles have welcomed more than 985,000 fans over our first nine Major League Spring Training seasons in Sarasota," said Greg Bader, Orioles Vice President, Communications & Marketing. "This figure has far surpassed original projections and is a testament to the tremendous support we receive both locally and among our fans who make the trip to Sarasota each spring, as well as the outstanding fan experience we offer at Ed Smith Stadium. We will reach the 'One Millionth Fan' milestone faster than any franchise in Sarasota's near century-long Spring Training history."

The ballclub will select one fan at random on the day the milestone is reached, most likely on opening weekend, to represent the one million fans, Bader said. The Orioles "ONE MILLIONTH FAN" will receive a $5,000 shopping experience at Diamond Vault in Sarasota, two Spring Training season tickets for five years, and more.

Fans interested in season tickets, five-game flex-plans, or group tickets, or those wishing to receive additional Spring Training ticket information, may call the Orioles Spring Training office at 941-893-6312.

To receive an invitation to buy individual game tickets before they go on sale to the general public, fans can sign up for the Sarasota 365 Newsletter and Warehouse Wire at Orioles.com/newsletter.

Individual game tickets for Orioles Spring Training home games at Ed Smith Stadium may be purchased in the following ways:

ONLINE: Tickets can be purchased at the Orioles' official website, Orioles.com/spring. 

PHONE: Individual game tickets can be purchased by phone by calling 800-745-3000. Season, five-game flex-plans, group tickets, suites, and other specialty areas are available by calling 941-893-6312.

AT THE BALLPARK: Individual game tickets can be purchased in person at Ed Smith Stadium in the Left Field Ticket Office, located at 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue. The box office will be open on January 26 from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. and will then be open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., from January 28 until February 8. From February 11 to March 24, the box office will be open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parking is available in the East Lot, located on 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue.

TRAVEL PACKAGE: The Orioles are offering the official Spring Training Travel Package that includes hotel accommodations, rental car, game tickets, an exclusive pregame picnic with select Orioles team personnel, and a custom Orioles Spring Training merchandise package. For more information or to order travel packages, fans should visit Orioles.com/Spring or call 1-800-892-7687.

Media planning to cover the ticket on-sale on Saturday, January 26 at Ed Smith Stadium should contact Kailey Adams (kadams@orioles.com) to RSVP and are encouraged to arrive between the times of 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Photographs of Orioles Spring Training and Ed Smith Stadium are available courtesy of the Orioles via Photoshelter (password: Spring). B-roll footage also is available courtesy of Orioles Productions at baltimore.brickftp.com (username: Media2019; password: orioles2019).

Ed Smith Stadium was recognized by USA Today in 2018 as the top Spring Training venue in Major League Baseball. An independent analysis commissioned by Sarasota County Government concluded that the Orioles generate approximately $97 million in annual economic impact back to taxpayers and residents. By marketing Sarasota to fans in the Mid-Atlantic region, operating a year-round athletic training facility, producing entertainment and sporting events, partnering with charitable causes, and hosting and often subsidizing youth sports tournaments and activities, the Orioles demonstrate an abiding commitment to their Florida home that goes far beyond baseball. For details, visit Orioles.com/Sarasota. 

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Orioles to hold tryouts for ballgirls and ballboys on March 9

The Orioles have announced they will conduct an open tryout to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2019 season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, March 9. The judges will include members of the Orioles' front office.
 
Outgoing and athletic men and women ages 18 and older who are interested in serving as ballboys and ballgirls for the Orioles during the upcoming 2019 season are invited to try out for a position at Oriole Park beginning at noon on March 9.
 
Those interested should dress casually, bring their own gloves, and use the Home Plate Plaza entrance to Oriole Park on the southwest corner of the ballpark. Complimentary parking will be available in Lot A.

Candidates interested in participating in the tryouts are asked to send their cover letter and resume, including baseball or softball experience, to resumes@orioles.com. Resumes will be accepted until March 1, or candidates may bring their letter and resume to the open tryout.  
 
In addition to being able to handle a glove and field ground balls, interested candidates should be personable, customer-service oriented, and available to work throughout the 2019 baseball season.
 

The Orioles have announced they will conduct an open tryout to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2019 season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, March 9. The judges will include members of the Orioles' front office.
 
Outgoing and athletic men and women ages 18 and older who are interested in serving as ballboys and ballgirls for the Orioles during the upcoming 2019 season are invited to try out for a position at Oriole Park beginning at noon on March 9.
 
Those interested should dress casually, bring their own gloves, and use the Home Plate Plaza entrance to Oriole Park on the southwest corner of the ballpark. Complimentary parking will be available in Lot A.

Candidates interested in participating in the tryouts are asked to send their cover letter and resume, including baseball or softball experience, to resumes@orioles.com. Resumes will be accepted until March 1, or candidates may bring their letter and resume to the open tryout.  
 
In addition to being able to handle a glove and field ground balls, interested candidates should be personable, customer-service oriented, and available to work throughout the 2019 baseball season.
 

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