O's schedule starts early in both date and time Opener is March 31

games here in spring begin at 7: 05

December 30, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Orioles accompanied yesterday's news of a ticket price increase with the release of their 1998 schedule. And while it will cost fans more to see the Orioles at home this season, they won't have as long to wait.

The March 31 opener against the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards marks the Orioles' earliest start. They were slated to open against the Royals on April 1 last year, but the game was postponed a day because of inclement weather.

Individual game tickets for all games except the season opener will go on sale Jan. 31 at the Orioles Family FunFest and through Ticketmaster phone charge.

All the Orioles' home night games in April and May will be at 7: 05 this season instead of the usual 7: 35.

Like last season, the Orioles will play 19 two-game series, beginning April 7-8 in Kansas City. But their interleague schedule will be completed before the All-Star break, a change from last year, when they ended August with three home games against the New York Mets and began September by being swept in Florida.

The expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays make their first visit to Baltimore for a four-game set beginning May 15.

The New York Yankees will visit Camden Yards for two three-game series, June 15-17 and Sept. 18-20. The Mets visit June 22-23.

The Orioles finish the season with a seven-game trip to Toronto for three games and Boston for four games.

Orioles' 1998 schedule

Date, Opp., Time

March-April

3/31 K.C. 3: 05

4/1 K.C. 7: 05

4/2 K.C. 7: 05

4/3 Det. 7: 05

4/4 Det. 1: 35

4/5 Det. 1: 35

4/7 at K.C. 1: 05

4/9 at K.C. 7: 05

4/10 at Det. 7: 05

4/11 at Det. 7: 05

4/12 at Det. 1: 05

4/14 Chi.-AL 7: 05

4/15 Chi.-AL 7: 05

4/16 Chi.-AL 3: 05

4/17 at Texas 8: 35

4/18 at Texas 8: 35

4/19 at Texas 3: 05

4/20 at Ana. 10: 05

4/21 at Ana. 10: 05

4/22 at Ana. 10: 35

4/24 Oak. 7: 05

4/25 Oak. 1: 35

4/26 Oak. 1: 35

4/27 Ana. 7: 05

4/28 Ana. 7: 05

4/29 at Chi.-AL 8: 05

4/30 at Chi.-AL 2: 05

May

5/1 Minn. 7: 05

5/2 Minn. 1: 35

5/3 Minn. 1: 35

5/5 at Cle. 7: 05

5/6 at Cle. 7: 05

5/8 at T.Bay 7: 05

5/9 at T.Bay 6: 35

5/10 at T.Bay 1: 35

5/11 at Minn. 8: 05

5/12 at Minn. 8: 05

5/13 Cle. 7: 05

5/14 Cle. 7: 05

5/15 T.Bay 7: 05

5/16 T.Bay 1: 35

5/17 T.Bay 1: 35

5/18 T.Bay 7: 05

5/19 at N.Y.-AL 7: 35

5/20 at N.Y.-AL 7: 35

5/21 at N.Y.-AL 7: 35

5/22 at Oak. 10: 35

5/23 at Oak. 9: 15

5/24 at Oak. 3: 05

5/25 at Sea. 9: 05

5/26 at Sea. 6: 35

5/28 Texas 7: 05

5/29 Texas 7: 05

5/30 Texas 1: 35

5/31 Texas 1: 35

June

6/1 Sea. 7: 35

6/2 Sea. 7: 35

6/3 at Bos. 7: 05

6/4 at Bos. 7: 05

6/5 Atl. 7: 35

6/6 Atl. 7: 05

6/7 Atl. 1: 05

6/8 at Phil. 7: 35

6/9 at Phil. 7: 35

6/10 at Phil. 7: 35

6/12 at Tor. 7: 05

6/13 at Tor. 4: 05

6/14 at Tor. 1: 05

6/15 N.Y.-AL 7: 35

6/16 N.Y.-AL 7: 35

6/17 N.Y.-AL 7: 35

6/18 Tor. 7: 35

6/19 Tor. 7: 35

6/20 Tor. 7: 05

6/21 Tor. 1: 35

6/22 N.Y.-NL 7: 35

6/23 N.Y.-NL 7: 35

6/24 at N.Y.-NL 7: 10

6/25 at N.Y.-NL 7: 10

6/26 at Mon. 7: 35

6/27 at Mon. 7: 05

6/28 at Mon. 1: 35

6/30 Fla. 7: 35

Date Opp. Time

July

7/1 Fla. 7: 35

7/2 Fla. 3: 05

7/3 at N.Y.-AL 7: 35

7/4 at N.Y.-AL 4: 05

7/5 at N.Y.-AL 1: 35

7/9 Bos. 7: 35

7/10 Bos. 7: 35

7/11 Bos. 7: 05

7/12 Bos. 1: 35

7/13 Tor. 7: 35

7/14 Tor. 7: 35

7/15 at Texas 8: 35

7/16 at Texas 8: 35

7/17 at Ana. 10: 05

7/18 at Ana. 10: 05

7/19 at Ana. 8: 05

7/21 Oak. 7: 35

7/22 Oak. 7: 35

7/23 Oak. 7: 35

7/24 Sea. 7: 35

7/25 Sea. 7: 05

7/26 Sea. 1: 35

7/28 at Det. 7: 05

7/29 at Det. 7: 05

7/30 at Det. 1: 05

7/31 at K.C. 8: 05

August

8/1 at K.C. 8: 05

8/2 at K.C. 2: 05

8/4 Det. 7: 35

8/5 Det. 3: 05

8/7 at Minn. 8: 05

8/8 at Minn. 8: 05

8/9 at Minn. 2: 05

8/10 at T.Bay 7: 05

8/11 at T.Bay 7: 05

8/12 at T.Bay 12: 35

8/13 at Cle. 7: 05

8/14 at Cle. 7: 05

8/15 at Cle. 1: 05

8/16 at Cle. 1: 05

8/17 Minn. 7: 35

8/18 Minn. 7: 35

8/19 T.Bay 7: 35

8/20 T.Bay 7: 35

8/21 Cle. 7: 35

8/22 Cle. 7: 05

8/23 Cle. 1: 35

8/25 at Chi.-AL 8: 05

8/26 at Chi.-AL 8: 05

8/27 at Chi.-AL 8: 05

8/28 K.C. 7: 35

8/29 K.C. 7: 05

8/30 K.C. 1: 35

8/31 Chi.-AL 7: 05

September

9/1 Chi.-AL 7: 05

9/2 Chi.-AL 7: 05

9/4 at Sea. 10: 05

9/5 at Sea. 9: 05

9/6 at Sea. 9: 05

9/7 at Sea. 9: 05

9/8 at Oak. 10: 05

9/9 at Oak. 3: 15

9/11 Ana. 7: 05

9/12 Ana. 7: 05

9/13 Ana. 1: 35

9/14 Texas 7: 05

9/15 Texas 7: 05

9/16 Bos. 7: 05

9/17 Bos. 7: 05

9/18 N.Y.-AL 7: 05

9/19 N.Y.-AL 7: 05

9/20 N.Y.-AL 1: 35

9/21 at Tor. 7: 05

9/22 at Tor. 7: 05

9/23 at Tor. 7: 05

9/24 at Bos. 7: 05

9/25 at Bos. 7: 05

9/26 at Bos. 5: 05

9/27 at Bos. 1: 05

Pub Date: 12/30/97

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