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June 23, 2008 |

What:
SPORTS LEGENDS MUSEUM AT CAMDEN YARDS ANNOUNCES “CELEBRATING ORIOLES’ MAGIC” WITH DOUG DECINCES Orioles’ Hall of Fame Third Baseman will Meet with Fans.

When: TODAY- June 23 from 5.30- 7.30p.m.
Where: Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

Tickets: $25 for the general public or $ 20 for Museum Members and include the program, light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soda. They may be purchased by contacting Lindsay Hebert at 410.727.1539 ext. 3011, or via email at LindsayH@BabeRuthMuseum.com.

History-The former third baseman and member of the Baltimore Orioles’ Hall of Fame will discuss his baseball career and sign autographs. The event takes place one day after the 29th anniversary of DeCinces’ famous game-winning homerun that is credited for beginning “Orioles’ Magic” in the 1970s. The two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Orioles a 6-5 victory over Detroit on June 22, 1979 at Memorial Stadium and sent the Orioles to their first World Series appearance in eight years. DeCinces played fifteen seasons with the Orioles, Angels and Cardinals. He was drafted and began his Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the Orioles in 1973 and took over the starting third base position from Brooks Robinson in 1976. In nine seasons with the Baltimore, DeCinces batted .253 and hit 107 home runs.

Info: Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards opened to the public in May 2005 and is located adjacent to the main gate of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The attraction consists of 22,000 square feet of artifacts and interactive exhibits profiling Maryland’s sports history, including an extensive gallery dedicated to the Baltimore Orioles that profiles the team from the 1890s to the current organization. That area also includes a special exhibit celebrating the members of the Orioles’ Hall of Fame, including DeCinces The Babe Ruth Museum operates both Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum.

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