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Orioles to celebrate 1983 World Series team Aug. 5; 2024 spring training schedule announced

As the first-place Orioles continue to build their case as World Series contenders, the franchise will honor its most recent championship season.

The Orioles will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the club’s 1983 World Series title with a pregame ceremony Saturday, Aug. 5, before the 7:05 pm game against the New York Mets. Orioles legends and National Baseball Hall of Famers such as Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer and Cal Ripken Jr. will be among the former players in attendance, while the first 20,000 fans 15 and over will receive a Murray bobblehead.

In addition to Murray, Palmer and Ripken, more than 20 members of the 1983 team have confirmed their attendance, according to the Orioles, including: Mike Boddicker, Al Bumbry, Storm Davis, Rick Dempsey, Dan Ford, Glenn Gulliver, Tito Landrum, Dennis Martinez, Tippy Martinez, Scott McGregor, Paul Mirabella, Dan Morogiello, Allan Ramirez, Gary Roenicke, Lenn Sakata, John Shelby, Ken Singleton, John Stefero and Bill Swaggerty.

Murray and additional members of the 1983 team, along with the Oriole Bird, will participate in a clinic at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for 50 Baltimore City youth from The Weinberg Y in Waverly, providing instruction on baseball fundamentals. The Orioles and the Oriole Advocates will also host a now sold-out luncheon in the Warehouse on Aug. 4.

2024 spring training schedule announced

The Orioles announced Tuesday their 2024 Grapefruit League spring training schedule, which is set to begin Saturday, Feb. 24, at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida, against the Boston Red Sox.

The club’s 2024 spring schedule features 16 home games, including eight weekend games. The Orioles will face nine opponents during Grapefruit League play, with 13 of the club’s 32 games against American League East divisional rivals in the Red Sox (3 games; 2 at home), New York Yankees (2 games; 1 at home), Tampa Bay Rays (4 games; 2 at home) and Toronto Blue Jays (4 games; 2 at home).

The Orioles will play a spring-high six games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, three of which will be at Ed Smith Stadium. Baltimore will also host the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins and Philadelphia Phillies.

The team’s 16-game road schedule features three games at the Braves and Pirates, two games at the Blue Jays, Rays and Twins and one game at the Phillies, Red Sox, Tigers, and Yankees. Game times and report dates will be announced at a later date.