NEW YORK -- The Orioles announced Tuesday that the Brooks Robinson sculpture unveiling originally scheduled for May 12 has been postponed until Sept. 29 due to health reasons.
"I am sorry I am unable to be there for the originally scheduled unveiling of the Brooks Robinson statue," Robinson said. "My wife, family and I have looked forward to this day for a long time. Due to health issues, I am unable to participate at this time. We are grateful that the Orioles have offered to reschedule the unveiling and we look forward to celebrating with you in September."
Robinson's sculpture will be unveiled as part of the Orioles Legends Celebration Series, in which the six greatest Orioles of all time will have a larger-than-life bronze sculpture dedicated in the newly designed center-field picnic grove.
The May 12 game vs. Tampa Bay at 7:05 p.m. ET will be played as originally scheduled. Fans no longer wishing to attend the May 12 game may exchange their tickets for the Sept. 29 game, or any non-prime game this season, at no additional charge. The Brooks Robinson replica sculptures will be given to all fans in attendance only at the Sept. 29 game. Tickets must be exchanged prior to June 30.
Fans who wish to exchange their tickets may do so at the Orioles Box Office or send their tickets to Baltimore Orioles, ATTN: May 12 Exchange, 333 W. Camden St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Please allow two to four weeks for processing of mail exchanges.
The AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead, scheduled for Sept. 29, will now be given to the first 20,000 fans 15 and over at the Sept. 30 game.
Tickets for the Sept. 29 game or any other game in the Orioles Legends Celebration Series, as well as a special five-game package, are available for purchase at www.orioles.com/legends. The list of dates is as follows: June 30 (Earl Weaver), July 14 (Jim Palmer), Aug. 11 (Eddie Murray), Sept. 6 (Cal Ripken, Jr.) and Sept. 29 (Robinson.)
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