Oriole Bird made his first appearance as the mascot of the Baltimore Orioles on April 6, 1979, opening day. He most closely resembles the real-life bird he is named after and sports an Orioles baseball cap. Oriole Bird not only entertains baseball fans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards but has made thousands of special appearances in the Baltimore area and across the nation.
Oriole Bird Bio
Position Played: Goodwill Ambassador and Baltimore Orioles Team Mascot
Height: Shorter than Big Bird but taller than Tweety Bird
Weighs: A fourth of a ton of feathers
Bats: Bats with both left and right wings
Favorite Food: Birdseed with crab cake on occasion
Hobbies: Likes to cavort and slide on the tops of dugouts, greet fans at Oriole Park, and, in general, act like a bird brain!
Oriole Bird is an avid Orioles fan and proud of the history of this team which was one of the original American League franchises in 1901. They spent one year in Milwaukee as an earlier version of the Brewers, and then 52 years in St. Louis as the Browns, before moving to Baltimore as the Orioles.
Oriole Bird signed on with the Orioles during their 1966 to 1983 period when the team played in the World Series six times and won three of them (1966, 1970, and 1983). Oriole Bird’s first years with the team were during the era of hall of famers Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer, manager Earl Weaver, and Eddie Murray.
Since Oriole Bird’s first days with the team, the Orioles have won the American League pennant in 1979 and 1983 and had a “wild card” berth in 1996, 2001, and 2016. It would hard to find a more dedicated Orioles fan than their long-time mascot and goodwill ambassador, Oriole Bird.