The Baltimore Orioles franchise is one that has a long history, dating back to 1901, and going
through two previous cities before settling in Baltimore. The franchise started in the city of
Milwaukee, then after only one year moved to St. Louis for the next 52 years, and then finally
into the city of Baltimore to become the Orioles. The first Baltimore Orioles tickets were sold
on April 15 1954 for a game vs. the Chicago White Sox. The day started off with a welcome
parade for the team which brought out 300,000 fans, and ended with a sellout crowd buying
46,354 Baltimore Orioles tickets and cheering their new franchise to a 3-1 victory.
When looking back at the names of players who have worn the Oriole jersey, the name that
pops out the most is Cal Ripken Jr. Ripken is known most for his streak of 2,362 consecutive
games played in, a MLB record, and helping sell over 94 million Baltimore Orioles tickets during
that span. At the end of his streak in 1998, the team was averaging over 45,000
Baltimore Orioles tickets sold per game.
After the Ripken era, Baltimore Orioles tickets sales started to decline as the team quickly
signed and traded for star players, yet found themselves at the bottom of the AL East standings
year after year. The woes for the Orioles continued throughout the 21st century, but times may
be changing as the 2012 season seems to have sparked a new tradition for the Orioles, winning.
The Orioles make their home in Camden Yards, located in downtown Baltimore. In
recent years the club has only averaged around 22,000 Baltimore Orioles tickets sold per game,
leaving plenty of room for all fans and baseball enthusiasts to go out to Camden Yards,
purchase some Baltimore Orioles tickets, and enjoy a good game of baseball.
Camden Yards was first used as the home of the Orioles in 1992, which led to a jump in
Baltimore Orioles tickets sold per game by 12,500 between the years 1991 and 1992. The big
reason for this jump was partly due to the success of the team, but also because of the new
ballpark in town that had, and still has, many great features all fans can enjoy. One of the fan
attractions at Camden Yards is the Baltimore Orioles Wall of Fame, on this wall are photos
of past greats to wear the Oriole uniform, along with some of the greatest moments in the
franchise’s history. For true O's fans, buying Baltimore Orioles tickets and walking by the
Wall of Fame is well worth the price of admission. In addition, they get the
pleasure to enjoy a game later.
As the Orioles are starting to turn their team around ,
now is the time to purchase Baltimore Orioles tickets and watch as this team tries to make the
leap towards a World Series.
3-5-14: Johan Santana and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed on a minor-league contract which will give the veteran injury prone left B a chance to make a big league roster this spring. Unfortunately the scouting report on Santanas repaired shoulder is that he topped out at 81 mph late this February. Also for the Orioles young third baseman Manny Machado is scheduled to have an exam on his knee on March 18 at which time he may receive permission to resume Full Contact baseball activities.
3-3-14: Orioles 5 most expensive remaining Spring Training games: 1.) 3/15 vs New York Yankees at Ed Smith Stadium, 2.) 3/17 vs Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Networks Field, 3.) 3/26 vs Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park, 4.) 3/24 vs Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium, 5.) 3/8 vs Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium
2-28-14: The top 5 most expensive Baltimore Orioles tickets for the 2014 season are currently: March 31 vs the Boston Red Sox, August 13 vs the New York Yankees, July 13 vs the New York Yankees, September 14 vs the New York Yankees, and September 20 vs the Boston Red Sox. April 16th vs the Tampa Bay Rays is the cheapest.
2-27-14: O's 3rd Baseman Manny Machado will have his injured left knee reevaluated on March 18th. Machado has been rehabbing his knee after reconstructive surgery in October 2013. Orioles' recent signee Nelson Cruz is set to make his debut for the team during their Spring Training game vs Toronto on Saturday.
2-26-14: When 19 year old prospect Josh Hart didn't know who hall of famer Frank Robinson was; Buck Showalter put him to work. He demanded a one page report, due the next day. For those who need a refresher; Robinson was a 14 time all star and the first black manager in major league history.
2-25-14: The Orioles announced the signing of veteran outfielder Nelson Cruz earlier today. The terms of the deal are 1 year and $8 million. Cruz is expected to become the team's designated hitter. Cruz served a 50 game suspension during the 2013 season while with the Rangers for violating the MLB drug policy.
1-24-14: Since winning a Wild Card berth in 2012 the Baltimore Orioles have not been able to make a return trip to the postseason while plateauing from a talent standpoint and this offseason has been no different as Baltimore has been steadfast in making moves, only signing middle reliever Ryan Webb. The Orioles were able to avoid arbitration with slugger Chris Davis who signed a one year $10 million deal.
1-7-14: The Baltimore Orioles patiently await the recovery of third baseman manny Machado who destroyed his knee during the end of last season. Machado is expected back for opening day and I said that he's encouraged at the progress of his rehab. The Baltimore Orioles are in the midst of negotiating a contract extension for the shortstop JJ Hardy.
12-9-13: The Baltimore orioles will bring back the strong nucleus of young talent that they have improving for the past three seasons. The entire organization will hope that young third baseman many Machado will recover from his devastating knee injury that ended his season early last year. Also homegrown catching talent Matt Wieters is also in the final year of his contract. Contending in the AL east division with the Red Sox and Yankees is always tough but manager Buck Showalter has instilled confidence in his young team that they can compete with anyone.
8-20-13: The Baltimore Orioles will face the Tampa Bay rays this week and seek to make up ground toward the wild card race. The Orioles have the best slugging percentage as a team in baseball. MVP candidate Chris Davis is having an outstanding year batting.305 with 45 home runs and 115 RBIs. The Orioles are also getting consistent offense of production from 21-year-old third baseman Manny Machado. Machado is batting .296 with 11 homeruns and 50 RBIs. The week didn't start too well for the O's, who dropped their series opener to the Rays 4-3.
8/6/13 - The Baltimore Orioles are 5.5 games out of first place in division and only .5 games out of the ale wildcard race. The Orioles are 4-6 in the last 10 games. The next series will be against the San Diego Padres.
7/31/13 - The Orioles have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Bud Norris from the Astros in exchange for outfield prospect L.J. Hoes, minor-league lefty Josh Hader and the O’s competitive-balance pick.
7/24/13 - The Orioles have acquired relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez from the Brewers in exchange for IF Nick Delmonico. In 25 appearances for the Brewers, K-Rod has an ERA of 1.09 and a WHIP of 1.05, and is 10 for 10 in save opportunities.
7/18/13 - The Baltimore Orioles are in third place. First baseman Chris Davis has gotten off to an amazing start batting .315 With 37 home runs and 93 RBIs. Davis has put up a good full regular season's worth of offensive stats and it is only the All-Star break. At age 27 Davis is having a career year. Another bright spot on the Orioles is young third baseman Manny Machado. Manny has made sparkling plays at third base and has a hit well batting .310. The Orioles are 53 – 44 only 4.5 games out of first place. The orioles will play the Texas Rangers in Texas for a three game set.
7/7/13 - Four Baltimore Orioles, three of which are starting, have been selected as 2013 American League All Stars. Those players include first baseman Chris Davis, who leads the league with 33 home runs, shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam Jones, and 3 baseman Manny Machado.
6/12/13 - The Baltimore orioles have continued to take on the personality of their manager Buck Showalter. This feisty young group sits in third place behind the Red Sox and Yankees at 36 and 28. For the Orioles this week contains a three-game series with the Angels Followed by a four game wraparound series with the Boston Red Sox. The Orioles made the playoffs last year and lost to the Yankees, It will be interesting to see if they can follow up and make the playoffs again.