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Baltimore in the 1990s

Beautiful aerial view of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. May 6th, 2011

Why Is It Named Oriole Park at Camden Yards?

Dedicated in 1992, it was the first of the new wave of retro-style ballparks. The one built just prior to Camden Yards was New Comiskey Park (i.e., U.S. Cellular Field) for the Chicago White...
Baltimore Orioles player Cal Ripken autographs a baseball bat for President Clinton after Ripken broke the consecutive game streak at 2,131 games. 9/6/95.

Cal Ripken and Bill Clinton at Game 2,131

This is a historic moment. Ripken is signing a bat for the President Clinton after he broke Gehrig’s record. Source: U.S. National Archives
1979 Camden Yards plan

Camden Yards Development Project Canceled

This isn't the Camden Yards you're probably thinking of. We stumbled across an interesting article in the Baltimore Sun from 1984.
Glenn Davis

Three Worst Trades in Orioles History

Ugh, I hate to do this, stirring up old, painful memories, but … here is a list of the three worst acquisitions in the history of the Baltimore Orioles. Feel free to debate below...
B&O Railroad Warehouse

A Video of the Area Before Camden Yards

We posted some cool old photos of the area during construction last week. Here's a great video that we dug up from around the same time.

Remember Ben McDonald?

Wow, this guy’s a blast from the past.  He was good, but nowhere near the level he should have been. The first overall pick in 1989, he was extremely hyped coming out of LSU....
Cal Ripken breaks Gehrig's record (Baltimore Sun)

Cal Ripken Breaks Lou Gehrig’s Record

This is one of the greatest moments in all of sports history. If you’re an Orioles fan, it needs no introduction. This is the full game against the Angels on September 6th, 1995, but...
Camden Yards under construction

Photos Before Camden Yards and During Construction

What did Oriole Park at Camden Yards look like during construction in Baltimore? This was the stadium that set off the baseball renaissance in Major League Baseball.