This week at The Yard -- April 19-24

April 19th, 2019

DEBUT OF HOFFMAN’S CAMDEN FRANKS

Beginning today, the Orioles will introduce Oriole Park’s new official hot dog, the specially-produced Camden Frank by Hoffman’s Meats in Hagerstown, Md. The Camden Classic Frank and Camden Jumbo Frank will be available at concessions stands throughout the ballpark beginning today. Hoffman’s locally-made hot dog replaces ESSKAY as the official hot dog of Oriole Park following ESSKAY’s decision to cease production of all hot dogs late last year.

FIRKIN FRIDAYS AT FLYING DOG TAP HOUSE

Beginning today and continuing for 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. A complete schedule of beers is available at Orioles.com/food.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

JACKIE ROBINSON DAY JERSEY & CAP AUCTION

On Monday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 16, the Orioles joined Major League Baseball to recognize Jackie Robison Day, honoring the legacy of Robinson by wearing his iconic ‘42’ on the back of their jerseys. Fans can bid on Orioles game-worn, autographed, and authenticated jerseys and caps from all uniformed personnel at Orioles.com/auctions until Monday, April 22, at 10:00 p.m. ET. Proceeds will benefit the Orioles Charitable Foundation and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HERO: Donald V. Fletcher, Jr.

On Friday, Battalion Fire Chief DONALD V. FLETCHER, JR. from Prince George’s County Fire Department will be recognized the Birdland Community Hero for his acts of heroism and dedication to helping the community. A firefighter for 14 years, Fletcher has been awarded a bronze medal of valor for rescuing a trapped firefighter, and a unit citation for rescuing a trapped father and son, who sadly passed away, from a house fire. In February of this year while off-duty, Fletcher put his life on the line to rescue a man twice from a burning car. The Orioles will also make a $2,500 donation to Prince George’s County Fire Department in support of the Birdland Community Heroes program.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

DAVID HESS TO APPEAR AT WALMART SUPERCENTER IN SEVERN WITH MLB’S THE SHOW

On Saturday, April 20, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Orioles pitcher DAVID HESS will make an appearance at the Walmart Supercenter in Severn (407 George Claus Blvd., Severn, MD 21144). Hess, who is featured in MLB’s video game, The Show, will sign autographs and greet fans. The event is free of charge and open to the public and the media.

JOHN MEANS TO APPEAR AT POINT BREEZE CREDIT UNION IN OWINGS MILLS

On Saturday, April 20, Orioles pitcher JOHN MEANS will make an appearance at the Point Breeze Credit Union in Owings Mills (10110 Reisterstown Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117) from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Means will sign autographs and greet fans. The event is free of charge and open to the public and the media.

ORIOLES TOTE BAG GIVEAWAY

The first 20,000 fans, 15 and over, who attend Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Twins will receive an Orioles Tote Bag.

BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HERO: Kate Hogan

KATE HOGAN, MPH, RD/LDN, a Pediatric Dietician at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital will be honored as Saturday’s Birdland Community Hero. Hogan has been helping children and families adopt healthier eating habits at Mt. Washington for over 13 years. Most recently, Hogan combined her love of gardening with her work in nutrition to spearhead the creation of a community garden at the hospital. The Orioles will also make a $2,500 donation to the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in support of the Birdland Community Heroes program.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HERO: Allison Colden

Fisheries Scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, ALLISON COLDEN, will be recognized as Sunday’s Birdland Community Hero. As the Maryland Fisheries Scientist, Colden is responsible for developing and advocating for policies that support the recovery of Chesapeake Bay’s iconic fisheries, like oysters and crabs. Colden organizes groups and citizens across the watershed to support good management of Maryland’s natural resources, and provides technical support to CBF’s oyster restoration projects. The Orioles will also make a $2,500 donation to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in support of the Birdland Community Heroes program.

MILITARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM

Military members from the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore 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.

KIDS RUN THE BASES EVERY SUNDAY

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.

MONDAY, APRIL 22

ALUMNI AUTOGRAPH SERIES

Every Monday and Thursday home game, former Orioles players will sign autographs on Eutaw Street as part of the Orioles Alumni Autograph Series. KEN DIXON, TIPPY MARTINEZ, and JOHN STEFERO will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

SOUTHWEST “TRADING PLACES”

Two Orioles players will participate in the Southwest Airlines “Trading Places” promotion at BWI Airport. The players will take part in a variety of jobs performed by Southwest Airlines employees, including boarding passengers for a departing flight, supporting the arrival of Southwest Airlines aircraft, and more. Media who wish to cover the event should RSVP to SWAMedia@wnco.com and provide their full legal name and date of birth that matches their government-issued ID.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMER: Steve Cooper

Lead vocalist for Spirit Animal, STEVE COOPER, a lifelong Orioles fan and native of Silver Spring, Md., will be performing the national anthem prior to Wednesday’s game against the White Sox.