The Orioles are welcoming back 23 Orioles Hall of Famers tonight to take part in a spectacular post-game event in celebration of the team’s 60th anniversary in Baltimore. Let’s take a look at some early lesser-known O’s history to celebrate!
Bob Boyd was the first black player to sign with the Chicago White Sox and then the first player in the modern history of the Baltimore Orioles to hit over .300 in a season (during his 5-season Orioles tenure, Boyd hit .301). In a pre-game event on September 24th, 1957, the city and team presented Bob Boyd and his wife several gifts ‘for his “baseball skill” and for his conduct “on and off the field”’, as Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro’s office stated (Afro-American (1893-1988); Sep 28, 1957). Please enjoy this silent footage of “Bob Boyd Night” at Memorial Stadium.
Marking 40 years since President Nixon’s resignation, the Richard Nixon Foundation and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum are releasing unedited June 1983 footage of the 37th President – in his own words – chronicling his final days in the White House.
From the VHS of the Hampden community’s centennial celebrations variety show. Full video found here: https://archive.org/details/Hampden100002