Business leaders and baseball fans from the Baltimore region’s business community had a close-up look at the Orioles team at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 30th annual rite of spring, “Lunch with the Orioles,” on April 8.
The event featured a pre-luncheon reception which included an autograph session, autograph signings, a Dixieland band, and a display from the Babe Ruth Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. During the luncheon, audience members met Orioles players, coaches, and team celebrities who dined at their tables. The lunch program was emceed by Orioles announcers Joe Angel, Jim Hunter and Fred Manfra and also included interviews of the Orioles team.
The GBC launched the event in 1980 to demonstrate strong business-sector support for the team.
Event sponsors included 2009 Corporate Sponsor University of Maryland, Baltimore; Double Sponsors Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record, T.Rowe Price Group, Inc., and VPC, Inc.; and Single Sponsors McCormick & Company and SunTrust Bank.