This weekend will mark the end of the Memorial Stadium commemorations until the final three days of the season.
After the series with Cleveland, the Orioles will have only sihome dates left. Baseball will be the only attraction for the series against Boston Sept. 22-24, setting the stage for the final three dates against Detroit, Oct. 4-6.
In conjunction with tonight's game against Cleveland (7:35HTS), the Orioles will commemorate two very significant events in Memorial Stadium history. Yesterday was the 29th anniversary of Washington Senators' righthander Tom Cheney's record 21-strikeout performance in a 2-1, 16-inning win over the Orioles.
Tonight marks the 20th anniversary of the 499th and 500th homruns hit by Frank Robinson. All fans will receive a commemorative poster when they enter the park tonight.
Both Cheney and Robinson will be on hand and recognizeduring special ceremonies.
Sunday the Orioles will recognize the football history of MemoriaStadium with a special salute to the Baltimore Colts. Several former players will be in attendance, key highlights of the team's history in Baltimore will be shown on the DiamondVision screen, the Colts band will perform, and "Dixie," the team mascot, will make an appearance during a special pre-game show.
Ben McDonald (6-8, 4.84) will face Dave Otto (1-6, 4.77) itonight's game. Tomorrow night (7:35), it will be Bob Milacki (9-8, 3.75) against Greg Swindell (8-14, 3.14). Sunday at 1:35, Arthur Rhodes (0-2, 10.20) goes against Eric King (5-10, 4.96). All games will be televised by HTS.
On Monday the Orioles start a six-game road trip, with thregames each in Boston and Cleveland.