Come out and mix and mingle with these beloved Orioles.
Who: Jim Gentile and Boog Powell will be appearance.
Where: Sports Legends Museum-right next to Camden Yards, Baltimore.
When: Saturday, Sept. 6th
(Between Day-Night Double Haeder Game)
What: A Q&A session followed by an autograph signing.
Info.:the event is free with standard museum admission.
Gentile’s History: In his 9-season career, Jim Gentile batted .260 (759-for-2922) with 179 home runs, 549 RBI, 434 runs, 113 doubles, six triples, and three stolen bases in 936 games. On May 9, 1961, Jim became the first player to hit grand slams in consecutive times at bat; and in the same year, Jim was third in the MVP selection behind Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. He managed the Fort Worth Cats when they returned to baseball in 2001 and 2002, and is currently a hitting coach for the Schaumberg Flyers.
Boog’s History: In his 17-season career, Boog Powell posted a .266 batting average with 339 home runs and 1187 RBI in 2042 games. He hit three home runs in a game three times, and was second only to Eddie Murray on the Orioles all-time home run list before Cal Ripken Jr. surpassed him in 1998. In 1969, he hit a career-high .304 with 37 home runs and 121 RBI, and in 1970 he was the American League MVP, hitting 35 home runs with 114 RBI. And of course today, he owns Boog’s Barbecue, which sells barbecue sandwiches and ribs along Eutaw Street at Camden Yards and along the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Orioles day-night double header on the day of the event, the starting time will be between games — at 4:30 or ½ hour after the final pitch.
For more information go to www.baberuthmuseum.com
**Thanks to the folks at Sports Legends for this fun information!