News Release, Baltimore Orioles
MONDAY, MAY 20
CAL RIPKEN, JR. BOOK SIGNING
The Orioles will host a book signing featuring National Baseball Hall of Famer and Orioles Legend CAL RIPKEN, JR. on Monday. Ripken will sign the first 250 copies of his new book, “Just Show Up,” beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET in Orioles Legends Park at Camden Yards, by his commemorative statue. In “Just Show Up,” Ripken reflects on his life and career to offer lessons for the next generation to come. Fans can purchase the book at the Official Orioles Team Store on Eutaw Street or at the novelty stand just inside Gate F in left field.
WINTER MEETINGS AUCTION: Lunch with Mychal Givens and Trey Mancini
As part of Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings Charity Auction to raise money for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Jackie Robinson Foundation, a lucky Orioles fan won the opportunity to have lunch with MYCHAL GIVENS and TREY MANCINI. On Monday, the winner will attend lunch at the Orioles Pub at the Center Club and will also receive access to manager BRANDON HYDE’S pregame press conference, batting practice on-field passes, and tickets for tonight’s game against the New York Yankees.
CHEVY ALUMNI AUTOGRAPH SERIES
Every Monday and Thursday home game, former Orioles players will sign autographs as part of the Orioles Alumni Autograph Series. JEFF RINEER, LARRY SHEETS, and FRED VALENTINE will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Eutaw Street inside Gate H next to Chevy’s car activation location as part of the Chevy Alumni Autograph Series.
TUESDAY, MAY 21
GAME OF THRONES® NIGHT
The Orioles will host Game of Thrones® Night at Oriole Park on Tuesday as they take on the New York Yankees. Sold-out special ticket packages feature an exclusive pregame party in the bullpen picnic area located in center field from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., a game ticket in the left field lower box, a limited-edition House Orioles of Baltimore Game of Thrones bobblehead, and the opportunity to take a photo on the Iron Throne. Ticket packages are sold out, but general tickets are still available for the May 21 game.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCHES
The Orioles will welcome lifelong Orioles fan and Baltimore resident since the 1940s, MARY ENLOW, to celebrate her 100th birthday by throwing out a ceremonial first pitch on Wednesday night. Enlow, who never misses watching a game, has been an avid Orioles fan since the team found home in Baltimore in 1954.
The Orioles will also welcome Baltimore City Teacher of the Year KYAIR BUTTS, a sixth grade literacy teacher at Waverly Elementary/Middle School, and co-founder of “Books & Buddies” and “Books & Brunch,” school programs to encourage good reading habits among Waverly students. Butts will be accompanied by DR. SONJA BROOKINS SANTELISES, CEO of Baltimore City Schools, to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
THURSDAY, MAY 23
WEATHER DAY PRESENTED BY WJZ-TV
On Thursday, over 7,000 students from local schools will attend the 12:35 p.m. game against the Yankees, for the 12th annual Weather Day presented by WJZ-TV. The students will have an opportunity to learn about weather from WJZ-TV’s first warning weather team including NICOLE BAKER, MEG MCNAMARA, BOB TURK, and TIM WILLIAMS, as well as Orioles Head Groundskeeper NICOLE SHERRY and National Meteorologist CHRIS STRONG.