Orioles celebrate 1983 Championship Team

I got a little info from the Orioles and thought I should pass it along.There’s going to be some cheap tickets and a slew of good retired Orioles. Its great that the team is embracing its rich past again.  Here’s the whole press release.

The Orioles will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1983 World Series championship on Wednesday, July 23 at Camden Yards. Over 20 players and coaches from the ’83 team will return to Baltimore to take part in the festivities, and all upper deck seats (upper box and upper reserve) will be discounted to $5.50, the same price as an upper deck seat at Memorial Stadium in 1983, in honor of the event.

 

Players expected to attend on July 23 include CAL RIPKEN JR., EDDIE MURRAY, BENNY AYALA, MIKE BODDICKER, AL BUMBRY, TODD CRUZ, RICK DEMPSEY, JIM DWYER, MIKE FLANAGAN, DAN FORD, GLENN GULLIVER, TITO LANDRUM, DENNIS MARTINEZ, TIPPY MARTINEZ, SCOTT MCGREGOR, DAN MOROGIELLO, JIM PALMER, GARY ROENICKE, JOHN SHELBY, KEN SINGLETON, JOHN STEFERO and BILL SWAGGERTY. General Manager HANK PETERS and coach JIMMY WILLIAMS will also participate.BPlPl

 

Eutaw Street opens at 5:00 p.m. and the ballpark seating bowl will open at 5:30. 1983 team members will greet fans at entry gates until 6:00. The first 25,000 fans to enter the ballpark gates will receive a 1983 World Series 25th Anniversary pennant, and 500 of those fans will receive a pennant autographed by a member of the ’83 team.

 

1983 team members will participate in a press conference in the bullpen picnic area at 6:00 p.m. that is open for all fans to observe, then take part in an on-field pre-game ceremony at 6:30. Select members will sign autographs on the lower concourse once the game has begun. Fans will also have the opportunity to pose for photos with the 1983 World Series trophy throughout the game.

 

Current Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays players and coaches will wear jerseys from the 1983 season for the 7:05 p.m. game in honor of the occasion. Orioles players and coaches will also wear a 1983 World Series 25th Anniversary patch on their jersey sleeves. After the game, the Orioles jerseys of both ’83 team members and current players and coaches will be auctioned online at www.orioles.com, with proceeds benefiting Shannon ’s Fund, the OriolesREACH initiative named for former Director of Community Outreach Shannon Obaker.

 

Ballpark music and video entertainment for the game will reflect the 1983 season.

 

Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. for the start of pre-game ceremonies. Tickets may be purchased via phone at 1-888-848-BIRD or online at www.orioles.com. Season Plan Holders with July 23 as part of their plan will receive an automatic credit to their account for the difference in price. All other ticket buyers of record will receive an automatic refund for the difference.

 

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