News Release, Baltimore Orioles
BOWIE BAYSOX PROSPECT VISIT
The Orioles will welcome Double-A Bowie Baysox prospects, left-handed pitchers ZAC LOWTHER and ALEX WELLS to Oriole Park on Thursday Night. According to Baseball America’s Midseason Top 30, Lowther ranks No. 12 among prospects in the Orioles system, and Wells ranks No. 16. Lowther and Wells will attend batting practice, visit with the current Major League team, speak with media at approximately 6:10 p.m. in the Press Box, and sign autographs on Eutaw Street from 6:30 to 6:50 p.m.
DOG DAYS OF AUGUST
The new “Dog Days of August” promotion invites fans to bring their dogs to Oriole Park and enjoy Dollar Dogs during Thursday home games in August. All fans in attendance on Thursday will be able to
enjoy $1 hot dogs, which will be available at all Camden Franks, O’What a Dog, Baseline Burgers, Charm City Chicken Shack, and Roma Sausage locations throughout the ballpark.
Additionally, fans have the opportunity to bring their dogs to the ballpark with the purchase of a special Dog Days of August ticket package. For more information and to purchase tickets in the Dog Days of August sections in the Left Field Lower Box, visit Orioles.com/DogDays.
CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH: Angel McCoughtry
The Orioles will welcome ANGEL McCOUGHTRY, Atlanta Dream forward/guard, Baltimore-native, and lifelong Orioles fan, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Thursday’s game against the Blue Jays.
A native of Baltimore, Md., McCoughtry attended Saint Frances Academy (Md.) High School before attending the University of Louisville (Ky.). McCoughtry was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream. The 2009 WNBA Rookie of the Year, she is a five- time WNBA All-Star, and won an Olympic Gold Medal with Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics.
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. BRIAN BASS, RICH
DAUER, and AARON RAKERS will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH: Hailey Dawson
Prior to Friday’s game, the Orioles will welcome back HAILEY DAWSON, a 9-year-old from Henderson, Nev., to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Dawson was born with Poland Syndrome, a rare birth condition that causes underdevelopment of the pectoral muscle on one side of the body and deformation of the hand. Hailey’s journey to throw out the first pitch at all 30 Major League ballparks began in 2015 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in front of her family from Hagerstown, Md.
Using a 3-D printed robotic hand designed by the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Hailey accomplished her ‘Journey to 30’ when she threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 16, 2018.
FRIDAY FIREWORKS & WOMEN OF COUNTRY MUSIC
The Friday Fireworks & Women of Country Music series takes place every Friday from June through August, headlining emerging female artists in
partnership with Change the Conversation, a nonprofit organization advocating for women’s equality in the music industry. The Orioles invite fans to enjoy performances from emerging artists after the game followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
This Friday, the Orioles will feature a performance by country music singer/songwriter NATALIE STOVALL. A Tennessee-native, Stovall is a powerhouse vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who has been featured in People Magazine_, _Rolling Stone Magazine_, and _Billboard Magazine. A fiddle phenom, she has performed everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry and The White House, to The Oprah Winfrey Show. She competed in season 13 of NBC’s The Voice and is one of CMT’s Next Women of Country.
Friday Fireworks & Women of Country Music is part of the Orioles’ yearlong celebration of women’s equality and girls’ empowerment. Each date, the artists will also sign autographs and meet fans at the National Woman’s Party’s Standing Together exhibit on the lower concourse behind home plate during the fourth inning. Select artist and Orioles items will be auctioned off to raise proceeds to benefit the National Woman’s Party and Change the Conversation, as well as other groups helping to advance women’s and girls’ empowerment causes.
VOTER REGISTRATION AT ORIOLE PARK
As part of the club’s effort to encourage participation in our democracy, during every Friday home game, voter registration booths will be present at the National Woman’s Party’s Standing Together exhibit in the lower concourse behind home plate.
STRANGER THINGS® NIGHT
The Orioles will invite fans to the Upside Down on Friday to celebrate the hit Netflix series Stranger Things®. With the purchase of a special ticket package, fans will receive an Oriole Bird Stranger Things® bobblehead based on the character Dustin, and a game ticket. Ticket packages are still available and can be purchased at Orioles.com/ThemeNights.
BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HEROES: Miller J. Roberts, III and Yvonne Fisher
The Orioles will recognize Harwood Community Association’s President MILLER J. ROBERTS, III and Vice President YVONNE FISHER, as Friday’s Birdland Community
Heroes. Located in East Baltimore, the Harwood Association introduced the East Harwood Beautification Project which creates new painted facades for the vacant and abandoned properties by using works painted by local students. The Orioles Charitable Foundation will make a $2,500 donation to Harwood Community Association in support of the Birdland Community Heroes program.
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 lemongrass will be available. A complete schedule of Firkin Friday beers is available at Orioles.com/food.
RICHIE MARTIN APPEARANCE AT ANNAPOLIS TOWNE CENTRE
On Saturday, Orioles infielder RICHIE MARTIN will be on hand at the Annapolis Towne Centre from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to sign autographs and take pictures with fans.
On Saturday, fans are invited to celebrate WWE™ Night at Oriole Park. With the purchase of a special ticket package, fans can receive a limited-edition WWE “Walk with Elias” T-Shirt and game ticket. As
part of a limited VIP package, 50 lucky fans will have the opportunity to meet and take a photo with WWE Superstar ELIAS, along with the Walk with Elias T-shirt and a game ticket. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Orioles.com/ThemeNights.
RBI NIGHT AT ORIOLE PARK
The Orioles, along with local RBI title sponsor T. Rowe Price, will celebrate the 2019 Baltimore Orioles RBI season by hosting a pregame party for RBI players and coaches. They will also recognize the division
champions and the 2019 O’mazing Orioles RBI Player Award recipient in a special pregame ceremony. After a 10-game season with more than 600 participating players, five teams won their respective championships: Baltimore Rattler (10- 12 baseball), Gardenville Grays (13-15 baseball), Gardenville Grays (16-18 baseball), Hampden Hons (10-14 softball), and Edreco Eagles (14-18 softball). The 2019 O’mazing Orioles RBI Player Award presented by T. Rowe Price is KAI BARNER of 10-12 Hamilton baseball. Modeled after the MLB Players Association’s Heart & Hustle Award, the O’mazing Orioles RBI Player Award presented by T. Rowe Price is awarded to active Orioles RBI players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and softball and best embody the values, spirit, and traditions of the game.
BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HERO: Lisa Morabito
The Orioles will recognize LISA MORABITO, Director of Operations at Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) as Saturday’s Birdland Community Hero. Morabito, a passionate animal welfare professional, has dedicated her career to saving and improving the lives of animals and pet owners in Baltimore City. She has implemented nuimerous programs during her tenure at BARCS, enhancing the shelter’s ability to operate more effectively to maximize life-saving. The Orioles Charitable Foundation will make a $2,500 donation to BARCS in support of the Birdland Community Heroes program.
SATURDAY ROOF DECK SESSION: Reverie Lane
Saturday’s session will feature a pregame performance by REVERIE LANE, consisting of singers/songwriters SPENCER BARTOLETTI and
PRESLEY TUCKER, on the Budweiser Roof Deck in center field. The duo bonded over a love of classic country music and storytelling. Bartoletti and Tucker started writing together and then singing together, which led to the birth of Reverie Lane. The performance will be broadcast throughout the ballpark, and fans will also be able to access the Budweiser Roof Deck with any game ticket on a first-come, first-served basis. Special $3 happy hour pricing on Bud and Bud Light will be available exclusively on the Budweiser Roof Deck from the time gates open until the scheduled first pitch.
MARYLAND FLAG PATCH CAP GIVEAWAY
The first 20,000 fans 15 and older in attendance on Sunday will receive a Maryland Flag Patch Cap presented by DAP.
BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HERO: Jerry Edwards
The Orioles will recognize JERRY EDWARDS, President, Chef’s Expressions Catering and Events, as Sunday’s Birdland Community Hero. As the current Board Chair
for The Visit Baltimore Education and Training Foundation, Edwards has expanded the City Schools program, which brought 70 eligible schools and nearly 4,000 students to experience Baltimore’s STEM-rich attractions in 2018. The Orioles Charitable Foundation will make a $2,500 donation to The Visit Baltimore Education and Training Foundation in support of the Birdland Community Heroes program.
MILITARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM
Military members from The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) 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.