The Baltimore Orioles opened Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 6, 1992, against the Cleveland Indians.

The O’s left Memorial Stadium (which they used to share with the Colts) for a new downtown ballpark. It was a smash hit — the ballpark fit cozily next to the warehouses on Eutaw Street and was within walking distance of the Inner Harbor. More importantly, Camden Yards ignited a trend across Major League Baseball – other teams started to ditch their cookie-cutter, multi-purpose stadiums for classic, retro-feeling ballparks downtown.

The O’s won the opener 2-0 behind a complete game from Rick Sutcliffe. Esskay Franks for everybody!

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