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Oriole Park at Camden Yards: Baltimore, MD

I’m a longtime baseball fan, going way back to the days of watching on CBC Television many Montréal Expos’ home games at Jarry Park Stadium, and back to the inaugural seasons for both the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays. I’ve been looking forward to visiting Camden Yards in Baltimore since its completion in 1992. I’m visiting friends in Baltimore as one of many North American stops in my 2012 around-the-world (RTW) trip. With the added bonus of the stadium’s 20th anniversary, we’re on a weekday-afternoon tour of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Although baseball season is already a few weeks in, there are only six of us on the tour. It feels like we have all of Camden Yards to ourselves.

I’m also a fan of sports history. A few weeks earlier, I returned to Toronto for the first time in ten years, and I found some ‘religion’ in the presence of “The Holy Grail” inside the Hockey Hall of Fame. Here at Camden Yards, it’s special to examine an important part of Oriole and baseball lore, reading about Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson, and seeing the various displays for Cal Ripken Jr.

At home plate, I imagine I’m at bat, and smacking a 3-2 outside fastball towards the warehouse wall in right field, and I’m rounding the bases …

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

Orioles’ Leaders Board, 1954-2012

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

Cal Ripken’s 2131st consecutive game breaks Lou Gehrig’s record

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson on ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover, 1966 October 10 issue

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

From right-center field

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

Two orange seats

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

Griffey’s homerun on 24 April 1994: distance 438 feet (133.5 metres)

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

Morneau’s homerun on 25 July 1994: distance 412 feet (125.6 metres)

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

To center-field and the warehouse wall behind right-field

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

Long-time manager

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

Behind home plate, to center field and beyond

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

Warehouses B and C beyond right field

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

View from first base

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

Lower level seats with direct view of the infield

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD, USA, fotoeins.com

Up at the warehouse beyond right field

Information for Oriole Park Tours here

Disclosure: No Connection, Unpaid, My Own Opinions. I have not received any compensation for writing this content and I have no material connection to the Baltimore Orioles, Camden Yards, or Major League Baseball. I made the photos on 1 May 2012, and I’m grateful to MB and MSK for their generous hospitality. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-3ds.

2 Responses to “Oriole Park at Camden Yards: Baltimore, MD”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, William. I enjoyed my brief visit to Baltimore, and as a long-time baseball fan, I definitely enjoyed learning Babe Ruth’s connection to Baltimore, some Orioles’ history, and touring Oriole Park with the great brick backdrop of Camden Yards. Thanks again for stopping by and for your comment!

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