October 4, 1991 |
The new baseball park being built for the Baltimore Orioles near downtown will be called Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer announced Thursday. The name represents a compromise between the governor and Oriole owner Eli Jacobs. Schaefer had pushed to name the stadium Camden Yards, after the historic rail yard where the stadium is being built. Jacobs insisted the facility be called Oriole Park. The agreement was reached over the weekend, Schaefer said.