You Tell Us: What’s Your Favorite O’s Memory from Memorial Stadium?

Patch wants readers to share their memories.

The O’s are playing great baseball.

They’re tied with the New York Yankees atop the American League East with just 20 games to play in the regular season. They've already won 80 games and need to win two more to assure a winning season.

On Thursday afternoon they will try to sweep AL East rivals the Tampa Bay Rays downtown at Oriole Park at Camden Yards before heading to the West Coast for series with the Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners.  

Right now the city is buzzing with excitement about a team it has learned to forget by the All-Star break for the most part during the past 14 years of losing seasons.

But when the O’s called Memorial Stadium home, that usually wasn’t the case.

From the time the St. Louis Browns became the Baltimore Orioles and began playing at Memorial Stadium in 1954, to the final game on 33rd Street against the Detroit Tigers 1991, the Orioles made the playoff eight times, played in the World Series six times and won it three times, according to Baseball-Reference.com.

So Patch wants readers to share their favorite Orioles memories from Memorial Stadium in the comments section.   

David Hutton September 14, 2012 at 12:37 PM
I agree with Pat on all his memories, but as a season ticket holder from the 80s on, my most unforgettable moments at Memorial Stadium were for the "Last Game", when Mike Flanagan took the field in relief, and then when the "Field of Dreams" music started playing. Fans all around me, including myself, were teary-eyed. For the Yard, it will be Cal's 2166 game, but at Memorial Stadium it was the Last Game.
Molly Santa Croce September 14, 2012 at 01:24 PM
My favorite memory from Memorial Stadium was on my best friend's 13th birthday, April 1979. We took the park and ride bus down to the stadium by ourselves. We had great seats, right behind the O's dugout. I can't remember who they were playing or what happened, but a HUGE fight broke out right in front of us, LOTS of players involved, and of course Earl Weaver too. We couldn't believe our luck, to be so close to the action! Usually, we would sit in the upper deck, but because of the birthday, we had extra special seats. Of course, the stadium went NUTS, cheering our guys on. I can't even remember if we won or lost that game, but it didn't matter to Jul and me. We experienced the passion of Earl Weaver, the O's, and their crazy, wonderful fans up close and personal. Best birthday ever.
Donald Lehr September 14, 2012 at 01:43 PM
As kids we used to take the bus with just our cousins to Memorial Stadium for games from Irvington. That was of course was when the city was safe. One of the best times growing up
Chuck September 15, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Going to "Thanks Brooks Day" honoring Brooks Robinson as he ended his career on Sept. 18, 1977. Sat right behind the dugout, third base side !
Crissy Bauman September 20, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Rick Dempsey's rain delay performances!


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