FRIDAY, MAY 31
PRE-DRAFT MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Orioles Executive Vice President and General Manager MIKE ELIAS will speak with media in the Orioles dugout beginning at 4:45 p.m. ET ahead of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft.
HALFWAY TO BLACK (& ORANGE) FRIDAY DEALS
With six months to go before Black Friday in November, the Orioles are celebrating ‘Halfway to Black (& Orange) Friday’ today when they host the San Francisco Giants in Interleague action at 7:05 p.m. Today until midnight, select tickets for 12 games in June through August will be discounted. From 6:00 a.m. to noon, tickets for select games will be 50 percent off, and from noon to midnight, will be 25 percent off. Visit Orioles.com/BlackFriday to view dates and purchase tickets.
Also, today only at Camden Yards, gatebuster deals are available at the Orioles Team Store and all merchandise locations. All items are 50 percent off the first hour after gates open, followed by 40 percent off and 30 percent off, respectively, each of the next two hours. From 8:00 p.m. through the end of the game, all items will be 15 percent off.
FIRKIN FRIDAYS AT FLYING DOG TAP HOUSE
Every Friday throughout the season, the Flying Dog Tap House, located on the first base side of the lower concourse, will host Firkin Fridays and tap a new cask for a different beer each week. This Friday, The Truth Imperial IPA with Raspberry will be available. A complete schedule of Firkin Friday beers is available at Orioles.com/food.
’54 RETRO BIRD T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY
The first 20,000 fans 15 and over in attendance on Friday will receive a ’54 Retro Bird T-Shirt.
BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HERO: Brian Morrison
The Orioles will recognize BRIAN R. MORRISON as Friday’s Birdland Community Hero. Morrison is the founder and co-founder of two Baltimore-based national children’s charities: The Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation and The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins. Believe In Tomorrow, a leading provider of pediatric support services to U.S. Military famlies with critically-ill children, has nine pediatric respite and hospital housing facilities located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, serving children from across the United States. The Orioles Charitable Foundation will make a $2,500 donation to the Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation in support of the Birdland Community Heroes program.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
YOGA AT THE YARD
The Orioles will host “Yoga at The Yard,” along with event partner WJZ-TV, at Oriole Park following the 4:05 p.m. game against the San Francisco Giants. A limited number of ticket packages are still available, which include a ticket to the game, along with access to the exclusive postgame yoga session led by Bee Balanced Therapies, and an exclusive Orioles yoga mat. Baltimore-based Bee Balanced Therapies will host the hour-long yoga session, led by founding partners JANICE INGSON and STEPHEN BUMBRY.
PITCH, HIT & RUN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Orioles will host Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run Team Championship at Oriole Park on Saturday, June 1 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The top 24 qualifiers from Delaware and Maryland will compete in hopes of advancing to the National Finals, which will take place during the 2019 MLB All-Star Week in Cleveland. The winning participants will be honored in a pregame ceremony at Oriole Park prior to Saturday’s game. Media should RSVP to [email protected]. More information on Pitch, Hit & Run can be found on www.pitchhitrun.com.
CHALLENGER BASEBALL DAY AT THE YARD
The Orioles have invited over 850 players and family members of Oriole Advocates Challenger Baseball (OACB) program to attend the game on June 1 against the Giants. OACB provides assistance to Challenger baseball teams in Maryland, northern Virginia, and southern Pennsylvania. These teams are from youth baseball leagues, county recreation programs, Miracle League, and local community programs with the mission of providing children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to enjoy the experience of playing baseball. Additional information about Oriole Advocates Challenger Baseball can be found at www.OrioleAdvocates.org.
BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HERO: Guy Berry
GUY BERRY, President of Frederick Challenger Little League, and Assistant District Administrator of Maryland Little League District 2, will be honored as Saturday’s Birdland Community Hero. Guy, an adoptive father of four special needs children, has worked tirelessly to raise awareness for special needs citizens in the able-bodied baseball community. He has lobbied to the International Little League Congress for rule changes to the nationwide Challenger program that have led to the creation of a Senior Division of Challenger, as well as the concept of district-wide territorial charters for Challenger Divisions. Berry was also the recipient of the 2019 John Salony Award, which is presented each year to someone with exceptional service to Challenger Baseball. The Orioles Charitable Foundation will make a $2,500 donation to the Oriole Advocates Charitable Foundation in support of the Birdland Community Heroes program.
ORIOLES RETRO SUNGLASSES GIVEAWAY
The first 20,000 fans 15 and over in attendance on Saturday will receive a pair of Orioles Retro Sunglasses.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES RBI SEASON BEGINS WITH NEW PARTNER T. ROWE PRICE
The Baltimore Orioles Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program, presented locally by T. Rowe Price, will begin its season on Saturday. Part of Major League Baseball’s RBI initiative, Orioles RBI is a youth outreach program designed to teach important life lessons through the games of baseball and softball, increase the self-esteem of children, and encourage kids to stay in school and stay off the streets. In 2019, the Orioles have partnered with T. Rowe Price to support over 600 inner-city youth RBI participants in a variety of ways, including covering team jersey and cap expenses and creating new experiences for players in the program including a college workshop event.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Bruce Bochy Final Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Prior to Sunday’s game, the Orioles will honor longtime San Francisco Giants manager, BRUCE BOCHY, with a special pregame ceremony. Orioles manager BRANDON HYDE will present Bochy with a commemorative gift in recognition of Bochy’s final regular season game at Oriole Park. Bochy will retire following the 2019 season after spending 25 years as a Major League manager, 13 of which have been with San Francisco, where he helped lead the Giants to three NL Pennants and three World Series titles.
CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCHES:
U.S. Men’s National Team The Orioles will welcome members of the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) to throw out ceremonial first pitches prior to Sunday’s game. USMNT is preparing to face Jamaica on June 5, in Washington, D.C., in what will be their first official competition since 2018 World Cup Qualifying play, and the first under head coach GREGG BERHALTER.
BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HERO: Ken King
KEN KING will be recognized as Sunday’s Birdland Community Hero. King, the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches (MSABC) President, and MSABC Geier Financial Brooks Robinson Senior All-Star Game Chairperson, has spent 15 years as part of the MSABC administrative staff as a secretary, chairperson, regional chairperson, and now president. King has served tens of thousands of student athletes and baseball players through his 25 years of coaching and teaching throughout Maryland. The Orioles Charitable Foundation will make a $2,500 donation to MSABC in support of the Birdland Community Heroes program.
38th ANNUAL BROOKS ROBINSON HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR GAME
The Orioles will host the 38th annual Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game at Oriole Park on Sunday, June 2, following the Orioles 1:05 p.m. game against the San Francisco Giants and Kids Run the Bases event. The Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game showcases the best high school baseball players in Maryland. The game will feature the top players from northern Maryland against the best players from southern Maryland.
MILITARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM
Military members from 3rd Battalion, 166th Regiment will enjoy the game in a suite, experience a meet-and-greet with players, and receive a T-Shirt and cap as part of the Orioles’ Military Appreciation Sunday Suite Program presented by GEICO.
KIDS RUN THE BASES
Sundays are family days at the ballpark, when all fans ages 4-14 will be able to participate in a postgame Kids Run the Bases, presented by Weis Markets