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INTERACTIVE TIMELINE

  • May 2, 1988 - Camden Yards plans announced Returning home to Memorial Stadium with a 1-23 record, the Orioles play before 50,402 fans on a Monday night billed as Fantastic Fans Night. In a dramatic pregame announcement, Read More »
  • Feb. 6, 1990 - Construction begins with a quick game With Pete Harnisch pitching and bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks catching, first baseman Randy Milligan hits the first ball ever on the grounds of the new Camden Yards ballpark as construction begins after six months of demolition work at the site.
  • Oct. 3, 1991 - A name is picked On the eve of the Final Weekend at Memorial Stadium, and after more than two years of debate, the Orioles' new ballpark is officially named. It will be called Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
  • April 6, 1992 - Orioles open park with a win Watch Video Oriole Park at Camden Yards ushers in a new era of ballparks, and the Orioles beat the Indians, 2-0, on Rick Sutcliffe's complete game.  Read More »
  • May 23, 1992 - Sellout streak begins After selling out eight of their first 23 games in the new ballpark, the Orioles begin a string of 59 straight sellouts to finish the season.
  • Sept. 28, 1992 - Orioles set new bar for fans at season's end The Orioles conclude their home schedule by beating Boston and shattering the club's season attendance record. The Orioles draw 3,567,819 fans, breaking the club record set the year before at Memorial Stadium by more than one million.
  • April 22, 1993 - Makeup game ends sellout streak The Orioles' then-Major League record of 65 straight home sellouts comes to an end with a daytime makeup game vs. the Chicago White Sox that draws 22,564.
  • July 13, 1993 - All-Star Game returns to Baltimore Watch Video Oriole Park hosts the city's second All-Star Game and first since 1958. The event follows a week-long "All-Star FanFest," the first of its kind.
  • July 15, 1993 - Ripken breaks Banks' record Cal Ripken Jr. hits his 278th career home run as a shortstop against the Twins' Scott Erickson at Camden Yards, breaking the record held by Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks. Read More »
  • July 9, 1994 - First walk-off caps comeback win Watch Video Jeffrey Hammonds hits the first walk-off home run in Oriole Park history as the Orioles, who trailed the Oakland A's 7-2 in the fifth inning, come back to win 8-7.
  • Sept. 5, 1995 - Ripken ties Gehrig; O's hit three straight homers Watch Video On the night Cal Ripken Jr. ties Lou Gehrig for the most consecutive games played (2,130), the Orioles get back-to-back-to-back home runs from Jeff Manto, Mark Smith and Brady Anderson.  Read More »
  • Sept. 6, 1995 - Ripken sets a new standard for durability Watch Video The Iron Man tops the Iron Horse: Cal Ripken Jr. surpasses a record once thought unbeatable, playing in his 2,131st consecutive game to pass Lou Gehrig's all-time mark. Ripken's homer in the game helps beat the Angels, 4-2. Read More »
  • 1995 - Strike doesn't stop Orioles from leading AL in attendance The Orioles draw 3,098,475 fans in the strike-shortened season to lead the American League in attendance for the first time in their history. They will go on to lead the league in attendance for four straight years.
  • Sept. 26-28, 1995 - Orioles set a new standard for stinginess After tossing two straight shutouts in Toronto, the Orioles return home for their final three games of the season and blank the Detroit Tigers 6-0, 12-0 and 4-0 to end the season with 45 consecutive scoreless innings, Read More »
  • Oct. 8, 1995 - Pope John Paul II celebrates mass As part of a visit to Baltimore, Pope John Paul II celebrates mass in front of more than 50,000 people at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the fifth of seven Major League parks ever to host a papal mass.
  • April 26, 1996 - Alomar hits troika of homers vs. Red Sox Watch Video In a nationally televised game on FOX, Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar becomes the first player to hit three home runs in a game at Camden Yards during a 14-5 thumping of Boston.
  • May 17, 1996 - Hoiles brings Orioles back from precipice Watch Video With the Orioles trailing Seattle by three runs with bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Chris Hoiles hits a grand slam, Read More »
  • June 17, 1996 - No ties in baseball? Rain disagrees Rain halts the Orioles' game vs. Texas with the score tied 1-1 in the sixth inning, causing the game to be replayed the next night. It marks the 10th tie game in club history and the first since 1982.
  • July 27, 1996 - Orioles honor Hall of Famer Weaver In a pregame ceremony, the Orioles celebrate Earl Weaver's induction into the Hall of Fame, unveiling a dugout plaque in his honor with a No. 4.
  • Sept. 6, 1996 - Murray hits 500th career homer Watch Video Future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray, who returned to the club in a midseason trade with Cleveland, hits his 500th career home run into the right-field seats at Camden Yards. Read More »
  • Oct. 1, 1996 - Postseason comes to Camden Yards Watch Video In the first postseason game ever at Oriole Park, the Orioles blast Cleveland, 10-4, in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. Read More »
  • April 3, 1997 - Wire-to-wire march to first begins After a season-opening win two days earlier, the Orioles complete a two-game sweep of Kansas City to move into sole possession of first place in the AL East. They will never lose the lead, Read More »
  • Aug. 12, 1997 - Orioles mourn Barney A day after the sudden passing of Rex Barney, the Orioles beat the Oakland A's, 8-0, in a game played without a public address announcer.  Read More »
  • Oct. 5, 1997 - Reserves help Orioles down Johnson, Mariners Watch Video With subs Jeff Reboulet and Jerome Walton starting in place of All-Stars Roberto Alomar and Rafael Palmeiro, the Orioles beat Seattle's Randy Johnson, 3-1, to clinch their AL Division Series in front of 48,776 fans.
  • July 12, 1998 - Davis begins his record hitting streak Watch Video Eric Davis goes 2-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBIs in an 11-7 win over Boston at Camden Yards to start a club-record 30-game hitting streak. The streak ends on Aug. 16 at Cleveland.
  • Sept. 20, 1998 - Ripken ends his streak Watch Video Cal Ripken Jr. ends his consecutive game streak at 2,632, sitting out the Orioles' final home game of the season at Camden Yards vs. the New York Yankees.  Read More »
  • May 3, 1999 - Orioles say 'bienvendios' to Cuba Watch Video After traveling to Havana for a historic exhibition game during Spring Training, the Orioles host an exhibition game against Cuba at Camden Yards, marking the first time that Cuba ever has played a Major League team on U.S. soil.
  • Aug. 17, 1999 - Orosco sets appearances record Relief pitcher Jesse Orosco retires the only batter he faces vs. Minnesota in his 1,072nd career appearance, breaking the Major League record held by Dennis Eckersley. Read More »
  • Sept. 28, 2000 - Orioles smother Blue Jays on record-setting day Watch Video Eleven different Orioles (including Delino DeShields) either get a hit or score a run, and nine different players have RBIs, as the Orioles beat Toronto, 23-1, at Camden Yards to set a club record for most runs scored in a game.
  • April 4, 2001 - Nomo's no-no the first in stadium history Watch Video Boston's Hideo Nomo tosses the first no-hitter in Camden Yards history, blanking the Orioles, 3-0.
  • Aug. 11-12, 2001 - Orioles set two-game attendance record With the opener of a three-game series rained out, the Orioles draw 96,785 for the final two games of a series against Boston, the largest two-game series in Oriole Park history.
  • Oct. 6, 2001 - Ripken Jr. says goodbye; Orioles honor Ripken Sr. Watch Video Having announced in May his plans to retire at season's end, Cal Ripken plays his last game as an Oriole before 48,807 fans at Camden Yards. Read More »
  • April 11, 2002 - Explosive inning sets records vs. Tampa Bay Trailing Tampa Bay, 6-3, the Orioles erupt for club single-inning records with 12 runs and 11 hits in the sixth inning and go on to beat the Devil Rays, 15-6.
  • May 26, 2003 - Orioles dedicate Memorial Wall The Orioles and the Maryland Stadium Authority dedicate a Memorial Wall outside the south end of the Eutaw Street walkway.  Read More »
  • 2004 - New bricks and new seats The concrete padded wall backstop at Oriole Park is replaced by brick, in keeping with the Camden Yards aesthetic, and two rows of seats are added at field level beyond the first and third base dugouts.
  • April 4, 2004 - First night home opener ends in a win Watch Video The Orioles open their 50th anniversary season by beating the Red Sox, 7-2, in a nationally televised Sunday night game. It is the first time the Orioles play a home opener at night.
  • July 10, 2005 - Oriole set attendance record, beat Red Sox The largest crowd in Camden Yards history -- 49,828 fans -- watches the Orioles beat Boston, 4-1, to take three of four games from the Red Sox. The series also draws an Oriole Park record for a four-date series, 195,722.
  • June 29, 2007 - Huff hits for cycle Aubrey Huff singles in the seventh inning against the Angels to become the third Oriole to hit for the cycle but the first ever to do it in his home ballpark.
  • Aug. 10-12, 2007 - Another attendance record falls Watch Video The Orioles' three-game series with Boston draws 146,786 fans, the largest three-date total in Oriole Park history. Read More »
  • Aug. 19, 2008 - Camden Yards becomes quickest to 50 Watch Video The Orioles welcome their 50 millionth fan to Oriole Park, which is the quickest ballpark ever to reach that milestone.  Read More »
  • Aug. 23, 2008 - Orioles recognize 100 millionth home fan Watch Video Velma Green, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., becomes the 100 millionth fan to see an Orioles home game in the 55-year history of the club when she passes through the turnstiles before the Orioles' game vs. the Yankees at Camden Yards. She is awarded $100,000 and season tickets for five years by the Orioles and the Maryland Lottery.
  • June 30, 2009 - Orioles set a new standard for comebacks Watch Video In their biggest comeback win ever, the Orioles trail Boston, 10-1, before erupting for five runs in the seventh inning and five runs in the eighth to stun the Red Sox, 11-10.
  • 2010 - Hardware put on display The club level and suites at Oriole Park undergo a second major renovation, with new furnishings and designs and updated displays in the lounges and hallways. Read More »
  • June 22, 2010 - Retired numbers get a new home A series of orange circles with the numbers of the Orioles' six retired uniform numbers are unveiled on the facing of the left field upper deck. The numbers recognize Frank Robinson (20), Brooks Robinson (5), Earl Weaver (4), Jim Palmer (22), Eddie Murray (33) and Cal Ripken Jr. (8) -- as well as a blue 42 for Jackie Robinson.
  • Sept. 28, 2011 - Dramatic comeback spoils rival's season Watch Video In one of the wildest finishes to a regular season in Major League Baseball history, the Orioles come from behind with two outs and nobody on in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 4-3. Moments later, the Tampa Bay Rays complete a wild extra-inning comeback to beat the New York Yankees, ending Boston's season.
  • Sept. 12, 2012 - Machado helps Orioles to win; McLouth gets a ride Watch Video Manny Machado makes the defensive play of the year, faking a throw to first and then catching a Rays runner too far off third for the final out in the top of the ninth. In the bottom of the inning, he then scores the winning run on Nate McLouth's walk-off single. The image of Chris Davis carrying McLouth off the field comes to epitomize the 2012 BUCKle UP Birds.
  • Oct. 8, 2012 - Chen lifts Orioles to playoff win vs. Yankees Watch Video The Orioles beat the Yankees, 3-2, behind Wei-Yin Chen in Game 2 of the AL Division Series, evening the best-of-five set.
  • Sept. 17, 2013 - Davis sets club record Watch Video Chris Davis hits his 51st home run of the season at Boston's Fenway Park, breaking Brady Anderson's club record set in 1996. Davis would add two more before season's end to lead the Major Leagues with 53 homers and 138 RBIs.