He's a baseball man with more consecutive games than Cal Ripken Jr. He's been involved in 35 post-season games. And he's chummy with the umpires. He's Ernie Tyler -- as familiar a sight at Oriole home games as the Bird. He'll be discussing his career as the Orioles' umpire attendant and ball man on Saturday at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, in the program "Ernie Tyler -- The Man Behind the Umpires." Tyler will speak about his pre-game rituals, his family's involvement with the Orioles franchise and how he's kept his streak of 3,212 straight home games alive. He hasn't missed a home game at Memorial Stadium or Oriole Park since taking his stool on opening day in 1960.
The program begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, 216 Emory St. Museum admission is $6; $4 seniors; $3 ages 5-16; free for ages under 5 and for members. Call 410-727-1539.
Wish upon a star (or a falling meteor) tomorrow at the "Shooting Star Watch" at Cromwell Valley Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and learn why meteors light up the night sky and all about the Earth's encounter with cosmic debris. A park naturalist will point out stars and tell astrological tales. The event is open to all ages.
The star watch takes place from 8 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Willow Grove Campfire Ring, Cromwell Valley Park, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road. $2. Call 410-887-2503.
Pub Date: 8/12/99