50th anniversary of 1966 World Series highlights upcoming Orioles homestand

The Orioles will open a three-game homestand tomorrow when they host the Los Angeles Angels at 7:05 p.m. ET. During the homestand, the Orioles will distribute three unique giveaway items, including the Manny Machado Garden Gnome, host nearly 500 children as part of the OriolesREACH Gameday Experience Program, and celebrate the first World Series Championship in club history on Friday, July 8, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a video tribute, followed by an on-field ceremony.

The pregame video will detail the Orioles' 4-0 sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1966 Fall Classic. Following the tribute video, at approximately 6:30 p.m., 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. Following the introduction of players, Palmer, Powell, and Robinson will throw out simultaneous ceremonial first pitches.

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 participating Orioles Alumni.

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, presented by Midstate Community Bank, following the game.

Birdland Community Heroes Program
This season, the Orioles launched the Birdland Community Heroes Program to recognize community heroes who have inspired others through their spirited commitment to extend a hand in charity, service, hope, and harmony. This recognition honors the heroism of members of our extended Orioles community from all walks of life, occupations, and diverse backgrounds living in our region, our country, and abroad, who have distinguished themselves by selflessly working or volunteering in fields that care for, serve, teach, protect, and improve the lives of others, around the corner or around the globe, who are most in need.

The Orioles recognize local Birdland Community Heroes at Oriole Park during every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday home game.

  • July 8 -- Phillip Vaughn; for his dedication to improving the lives of individuals and families impacted by mental illness as a volunteer at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metropolitan Baltimore. Vaughn serves in the Patient and Family Peer Support Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center and talks with patients and their family members in the psychiatric unit, offering support, comfort, and other resources.
  • July 9 -- Linda Jordan; for her commitment to the BWI Airport USO. Jordan, a retired Executive Recruiter and Navy wife from Crofton, Md., started volunteering for the USO in July of 2014 and since then has volunteered for more than 1,600 hours.
  • July 10 -- Adam Rosenberg; for his devotion to the Baltimore Child Abuse Center (BCAC). Rosenberg and the staff of the BCAC work tirelessly every day to make sure that victims of child abuse and exploitation can achieve hope, healing, and justice. Rosenberg has led BCAC's efforts over the last eight years, helping BCAC become one of the first 24-hour children's advocacy centers in the country. Each year, the BCAC helps more than 1,000 children and trains more than 4,000 professionals.

Saturday, July 9

Manny Machado Garden Gnome Giveaway 
Every fan in attendance will receive a Manny Machado Garden Gnome on Saturday, July 9, when the Orioles host the Angels at 4:05 p.m. Fans can learn more about "The Legend of #MannyMagic" at orioles.com/mannymagic. Fans can also help spread #MannyMagic by joining the conversation on social media and using the hashtag #MannyMagic every time Machado makes a great play.

O'Day Family To Host Silent Auction Benefiting the USO 
The O'Day family and the Orioles Wives will host a silent auction on the main concourse by Gate E during Saturday's game. The auction will start at 2:00 p.m. when gates open and will last until 5:00 p.m. The auction will feature Orioles autographed memorabilia as well as players' "favorite things" baskets with proceeds benefiting the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore.

Sunday, July 10

Adam Jones Jumbo Baseball Card by TOPPS Giveaway 
On Sunday, July 10, all fans will receive an Adam Jones Jumbo Baseball Card presented by Topps at the 1:35 p.m. game against the Angels. The jumbo size Topps card measures 5 inches wide and 7 inches tall.

All-Star Jersey Send-Off Ceremony 
Prior to the 1:35 p.m. game against the Angels, Majestic Athletic representative JOLENE LANHAM will present each of the five Orioles 2016 All-Stars with an official American League All-Star jersey, courtesy of Majestic Athletic -- the official uniform of the Baltimore Orioles. The five players include Brad Brach, Zach Britton, Manny Machado, Mark Trumbo and Matt Wieters.

Kids Run the Bases
As is the case for every Sunday home game this season, all fans 14 and under will be able to participate in a postgame Kids Run the Bases, following the game on Sunday, July 10, when kids can round the bases like their favorite Orioles.

Orioles Military Appreciation Program
As part of the Orioles Military Appreciation Program presented by GEICO, the Orioles and OriolesREACH donate a catered private suite at each Sunday home game at Oriole Park to servicemen and women. On Sunday, July 10, military members from Field of Dreams will enjoy the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at 1:35 p.m. from a catered suite, have a meet-and-greet with Zach Britton and Matt Wieters, and receive a player t-shirt. Field of Dreams focuses their efforts on organizing and providing outdoor activities, for children of our fallen as well as U.S. Veterans wounded in foreign wars.