Play Ball with the Orioles


Play Ball with the Orioles [preview clip]

Described as the “parade of the century”, on April 15, 1954, civic organizations, manufacturers, merchants, and breweries form Baltimore designed elaborate floats and marched from Johns Hopkins, south down Charles Street, west on Madison, down Howard, east onto Baltimore, and from Holliday east to the Fallsway, celebrating the return of a major league team to Baltimore. Clowns, army men, beauty queens, a marching band, and Vice-President Richard Nixon (who threw out the first pitch), all can be seen in this clip from “Play Ball with the Orioles”, narrated by legendary announcer Ernie Harwell.

“Play Ball with the Orioles” will be screened in its entirety at the Maryland Historical Society on Saturday Oct. 13th as part of ”Maryland on Film.” Admission is free.

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One Response to Play Ball with the Orioles

  1. Jamie says:

    That was awesome! Thanks

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