Fans are encouraged to arrive early on Friday, July 8, as the Orioles celebrate the 50th anniversary of their 1966 World Series victory. Prior to the 7:05 p.m. ET game against the Los Angeles Angels, the Orioles will commemorate the first World Championship in club history with a video tribute, followed by an on-field ceremony including 13 members of the 1966 World Series team.
The pregame video will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m., detailing the Orioles' 4-0 sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1966 Fall Classic. Following the tribute video, the Orioles will welcome back National Baseball Hall of Famers and Orioles Legends JIM PALMER and BROOKS ROBINSON, as well as EDDIE FISHER, DICK HALL, LARRY HANEY, BILL HUNTER, BOB JOHNSON, DAVEY JOHNSON, JOHN MILLER, BOOG POWELL, VIC ROZNOVSKY, RUSS SNYDER, and EDDIE WATT during an on-field ceremony.
During the game, the Orioles will wear 1966 replica throwback uniforms featuring a patch celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1966 World Series victory. The Orioles game-worn replica throwback jerseys will be autographed, authenticated, and auctioned at www.orioles.com/auction to benefit the Orioles Charitable Foundation. The auction will also include 50th anniversary jerseys autographed by the alumni in attendance. As a continued part of the celebration, the Orioles will wear the 50th anniversary patch tonight and tomorrow when the team faces the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1966 Fall Classic.
All fans in attendance on July 8 will receive a 1966 50th anniversary-themed Orioles T-shirt and will enjoy fireworks set to hit songs from 1966 following the game. The Orioles will continue the 50th Anniversary celebration with a 1966 Jim Palmer replica jersey giveaway, presented by UMBC, for the first 20,000 fans 15 and over on July 24, when the Orioles host the Cleveland Indians at 1:35 p.m.
Tickets for the 7:05 p.m. reunion game on July 8 are available at www.orioles.com/tickets or by calling 1-888-848-BIRD.