2022 Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Reporting Dates
Pitchers & Catchers First Work Out
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Full Squad First Work Out
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Fans are invited to watch the team’s workouts on the back fields at the complex each day.
There is no charge to attend and free parking is available.
Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Fan Events
The 2022 Spring Training promotional schedule features giveaways and opportunities for fans of all ages. Again this year, the Orioles invite children and seniors to run the bases after select home games. Kids Run the Bases, presented by Culver’s, is open to all fans ages four to 14, and will return following every Sunday home game, while Seniors Stroll the Bases, available to fans age 60 and older, will return after each Monday home game.
The club will work out from approximately 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. each day, leading up to the first home game.
Workouts at Ed Smith Stadium are free and open to the public up to the date that exhibition games begin.
Ballpark gates open at 9:00 a.m. each day at the Ed Smith Stadium/City of Sarasota Sports Complex.
The 2022 season marks the club’s 13th anniversary at Ed Smith Stadium, which was rated the No. 1 Spring Training Venue in Major League Baseball by USA TODAY in 2018.
The Orioles have announced their updated 2022 Spring Training game and promotional schedule, which is set to begin Friday, March 18, against the Toronto Blue Jays at Ed Smith Stadium. The club’s updated scheduled includes nine home games and is highlighted by five promotional items. To view the Orioles full updated Spring Training schedule, visit Orioles.com/Schedule.
The O's will face eight different opponents during Grapefruit League play, with eight of the club’s 18 games coming against American East Division Rivals – Boston Red Sox (2 games; 1 at home), New York Yankees (2 games; 1 at home), Tampa Bay Rays (2 games; 1 at home), and Toronto Blue Jays (2 games; 1 at home).
The Orioles will play a spring-high four games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, including two at Ed Smith Stadium. The O’s will also host the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, and Philadelphia Phillies. They will also play one game apiece at the home ballparks of the Tigers, Twins, and Phillies.
The 2022 Spring Training promotional schedule features giveaways and opportunities for fans of all ages. Kids Run the Bases, presented by Culver’s, is open to all fans ages four to 14, and will now return following every Saturday and Sunday home game, while Seniors Stroll the Bases, available to fans age 60 and older, will return after each Monday home game.
The promotional schedule is highlighted by special event days such as Fireworks Night and Heroes Night (March 26), presented by Cheney Brothers, and Youth Sports Day (March 27), as well as various giveaways, including an Orioles Beach Towel (March 18), an Oriole Bird Mascot Hall of Fame Bobblehead presented by Pepsi (March 19), and an Orioles Cap presented by DAP (March 21).
The Baltimore Orioles spring training camp moved from Ft. Lauderdale to Sarasota in 2010.
And as the years grow it seems to be a welcome move for all concerned: Sarasota, the team and fans from both Sarasota and the north east who make their annual pilgrimage to the sun coast for the O's spring training season each year.
And as history shows, Sarasota and spring training go together like "hand in glove!"
Short History: The O's had been on a year-to-year retainer with Ft. Lauderdale since 2004 and talks between the Orioles and Sarasota officials were on & off several times over the course of 2008-09.
But the two concerns finally came together after it looked like all hope had dissolved in the negotiations...or as an avid fan would put it: "it's two outs, bases loaded, tied score, full count in the bottom of the 9th." Both sides came out winners.
Some longtime Orioles fans may remember, however, that this is not the first time the O’s have held their spring training rites in Sarasota.
The O's spring training entourage called Ed Smith Stadium home for a whopping big 3 games in 1991 when they shared the stadium with the White Sox.
They also shared McKechnie Field with the Pirates that spring training season and earlier, in 1989, the O’s began training at what is now Twin Oaks Park, east of I-75 off Clark road, back when it was the Kansas City Royals Academy.
For some reason it seemed like the O’s could not find a permanent home and were the vagabonds of the Grapefruit League.
The Baltimore Spring Training Camp has bounced around the state
of Florida: in ’89 at Miami’s Biscayne College, in ’91 they took up
spring residence at Sarasota’s Twin Lakes Park again while hoping for a
permanent home in Naples, which fell through.
The O’s spent spring training’s last week and a half in 1991 at Pompano Beach before moving to Port Charlotte, Florida.
Spring training camp locations for the O’s also included: Al Lang Stadium in St. Pete and of course since 1996, Ft. Lauderdale.
The O’s and Sarasota have “flirted” with each other through the years. And now, the O’s have found a permanent home, at last, in Sarasota.
Not such a bad deal. The O’s get a new, permanent home with upgrades and Sarasota gets to remain a traditional home to baseball spring training, as it has been since the early 20th Century.
Sarasota welcomes the 2013 Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Camp to town.
Dates and times are deemed to be correct, however they were provided by the Orioles and are subject to change without notice.