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By Sloane Brown | September 3, 2000
O's fans crowded into the Baltimore Convention Center ballroom to honor several of their heroes at the 16th Oriole Advocates Hall of Fame Luncheon. Former Birds pitchers Tippy Martinez and Eddie Watt were on the receiving end this time, as they were inducted into the Advocates Hall of Fame, along with late Orioles executive Jack Dunn III. Some 320 admirers came to meet and fete their heroes -- and listen to folks like Orioles broadcaster Fred Manfra, and...
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2012
A career Oriole as a player, Rich Dauer still follows the team on a daily basis. Now a now third-base coach for the Colorado Rockies, Dauer watched several of his former teammates from the 1983 World Championship team get inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame one by one, quietly hoping some day he might join them. “I've been following the Orioles now since 1985 when I left, and I've always been an Oriole,” Dauer said. "That's where I grew up. I see all my friends getting into the Hall of Fame, well-deserved I might add. I'm just thinking maybe some day. I didn't plan on it.  And then when they called and they said they were the Oriole Advocates, I was like, 'Nah.'” Dauer will be inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame before Saturday's game against the Blue Jays at Camden Yards, along with former ace Mike Mussina and the late scout Walter Youse.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Sun Staff Writer | April 17, 1994
Tippy Martinez was there to fire the starting gun, but Doug Walter and Michelle St. Laurent pitched complete-game, shutout victories yesterday in the sixth annual Oriole Advocates Home Run 8K.By the time the runners reached Key Highway, Walter had opened a block lead in the race from Oriole Park to the turnaround at the Fort McHenry bridge blockade and back. By the time he reached the Science Center on the return, his lead was two blocks, and he coasted to a 25-minute, 32-second victory.His closest competition was Bob Becker, who finished more than a minute later.
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By Candus Thomson | April 10, 2010
At 2:53:42 Friday afternoon, thousands of Orioles fans committed an act of patriotic blasphemy. Or engaged in a show of loyalty to the hometown team on Opening Day. To "O" or not to "O," that has been the question since, well, when? Sometime in the 1970s, fans and Mike Gesker, author of The Orioles Encyclopedia, seem to agree. But there the agreement ends. Like the debate about the worthiness of playing "Thank God, I'm a Country Boy" during the seventh-inning stretch, the "O" argument goes round and round, getting stuck every couple of years like a phonograph needle on an old record.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Sun Staff Writer | April 19, 1994
Some runners were surprised by the start and finish of Saturday's Oriole Advocates Home Run 8K.Instead of starting and finishing on Camden Street in front of Oriole Park, the race took off from the parking lot east of the B & O warehouse and finished on Conway Street, near Sharpe Street."
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May 19, 1992
The Oriole Advocates yesterday shipped more than 4,000 pounds of new and used baseball equipment to the Dominican Republic, the final step of their "Cardboard to Leather" drive.Inspired by a series of Sun articles detailing the desperate poverty of thousands of baseball-playing youths in the Dominican, many of whom use gloves made of cardboard, the Advocates collected equipment for a week earlier this month at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Carlos Bernhardt, the Orioles scout in the Dominican, will distribute the equipment in his hometown of San Pedro de Macoris.
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By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,SUN STAFF | February 27, 1996
There's good news for runners who coordinate their schedules with baseball's Opening Day.The Oriole Advocates Home Run, which will be held March 31 at Camden Yards, has been changed from an 8-kilometer race to a 5K and will have an accompanying 1-mile fun run.In addition, "for the first time since 1992 we're going to be finishing the fun run and the 5K on the warning track," said Oriole Advocates spokesman Tom Howser.The decision to add a fun run is aimed at making the day more of a family-oriented adventure.
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May 5, 2003
The Oriole Advocates wish to offer there condolences to the family of RICHARD H. GRUBBS, a long time member of our club. MARY L. HEVEYPresident
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By Ruth Sadler | October 2, 1991
Collectors soon will have another Memorial Stadium keepsake.The Oriole Advocates are selling cacheted covers depicting Memorial Stadium that will be canceled with a special postmark for the stadium's final baseball weekend. The envelopes feature a drawing of the stadium by Baltimore artist Martin J. Barry. With three envelope styles and three postmarks available, collectors have a choice of souvenirs.The drawing is in black and white on the No. 6 ($2) and No. 10 ($3) envelopes and in color on the No. 10 ($5)
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April 1, 1992
The Oriole Advocates will be helping collectors share in the opening of Oriole Park at Camden Yards -- even if they don't have tickets.The advocates will be selling envelopes depicting the new stadium and carrying a special Opening Day cancellation and the new Olympic baseball stamp. All proceeds go to the Oriole Advocates Charitable Foundation.The envelopes feature a color drawing of the stadium by Baltimore artist Martin J. Barry and come in four formats:* A small envelope ($3).* A business-size envelope ($5)
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By Candus Thomson and candy.thomson@baltsun.com | April 9, 2010
At 2:53:42 Friday afternoon, thousands of Orioles fans committed an act of patriotic blasphemy. Or engaged in a show of loyalty to the hometown team on Opening Day. To "O" or not to "O," that has been the question since, well, when? Sometime in the 1970s, fans and Mike Gesker, author of The Orioles Encyclopedia, seem to agree. But there the agreement ends. Like the debate about the worthiness of playing "Thank God, I'm a Country Boy" during the seventh-inning stretch, the "O" argumentgoes round and round, getting stuck every couple of years like a phonograph needle on an old record.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | February 3, 2005
What do Orioles fans think of the trade that brought Sammy Sosa to Baltimore? They are sitting on the fence, waiting for Sosa to clear it. The wait-and-see attitude prevailed Tuesday night at a meeting of the Oriole Advocates, a nonprofit group that promotes interest in baseball in Baltimore. "Cautiously optimistic" is how George Bollock of Fallston said he felt upon hearing of the swap that sent Jerry Hairston and two minor leaguers to the Chicago Cubs for Sosa, 36, the slugger who wore out his welcome at Wrigley Field.
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By Elizabeth L. Piccirillo | March 25, 2004
Fruity wine tasting If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then sampling a glass of Linganore Winecellars' spiced apple wine can't hurt. Today through Sunday, taste this vintage along with cheese and other grape, fruit and honey wines. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the winery at noon each day. Linganore Winecellars is at 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy. The wine-tasting event begins at 10 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and at noon on Sunday. Admission and parking are free.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2003
WASHINGTON - From the South Lawn of the White House yesterday, all appeared right with the world as two Little League teams - the Glen Burnie Oriole Advocates and the Ridley Park Police from Pennsylvania - whacked away at a baseball in front of President Bush, who was perched on nearby bleachers. "He's not what I expected," 16-year-old David Grieff, who plays for the Police, said of the president. "He looks a lot older on TV. He doesn't look so old here." He looked downright relaxed, decked out in a red golf shirt and gray slacks, posing for pictures with proud parents and autographing programs throughout the one-inning game in which nobody kept score.
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May 5, 2003
The Oriole Advocates wish to offer there condolences to the family of RICHARD H. GRUBBS, a long time member of our club. MARY L. HEVEYPresident
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By Sloane Brown | September 9, 2001
The old medical saw, "feed a fever," certainly applied in the case of the Oriole Advocates' Hall of Fame Luncheon. In this case, the Sheraton Inner Harbor ballroom raged with Oriole fever, as a packed house of fans welcomed three new inductees into the Oriole Hall of Fame. The treatment for this "epidemic" began with big rounds of applause as Oriole bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks, former pitcher Mike Boddicker and former General Manager Hank Peters were escorted to the dais. Formal induction and lunch soon followed, which only inflamed the "fever" rather than providing a cure.
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By Mark Hyman | March 8, 1992
Opening Week is a month away. But already it is too late to join in one of the activities related to the opening of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.The Oriole Advocates 8-K Home Run road race is closed. Last week, entries for the event, scheduled for April 5, a day before the ballpark's official opening, reached the limit of 2,000, race director Les Kinion said.The race route will connect Baltimore's baseball past with its future -- beginning at Memorial Stadium and winding through downtown streets to the new ballpark, where runners will finish on the outfield warning track.
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By Greg Tasker and By Greg Tasker,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2000
While Orioles fans with tickets to Monday's Opening Day game are planning their route to Camden Yards, Nick Mantzouris and his fiancee, Angela Reaves, are plotting road trips to see the Birds play in ballparks as far away as Arlington, Texas, and Cleveland. In fact, they began planning their trips long before the season opener. For Mantzouris, Reaves and other avid Orioles fans, it's not enough to see the hometown team at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. "There's something unique about rooting for your own team outside of your own ballpark," says Mantzouris, an investigator with the U.S. Department of Defense and a long-time Orioles fan. "I like to see the Orioles play in other parks.
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