Jones wins Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award

Jones wins Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award
January 7, 2014, 4:00 pm
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Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-3.

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Adam Jones will receive the 2014 Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award on Feb. 6. Jones’s award, which is presented by The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, will take place at the annual “Babe’s Birthday Bash” at the Sports Legend Museum at Camden Yards.

The event, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. , celebrates the 119th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s birth in Baltimore. It also commemorates the 100th anniversary of Ruth’s professional baseball debut.

“Baltimore is a second home to me and I am honored to have the opportunity to do my part to help this community,” Jones said.

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Jones is being honored for his community work, which includes $75,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Baltimore for a new technology center and outfitting 30 teams in the city’s RBI league with new uniforms.

The Babe Ruth Museum says that “the evening will include unlimited ballpark inspired food and beverages; a silent auction; appearances by local professional and amateur athletes” as well as free parking and admission to the Sports Legends Museum.

Members of the museum can buy tickets for $45. For the general public, tickets are $55 in advance and $60 at the door.

Tickets can be obtained by calling 410-727-1539, extension 3033 or at www.missiontix.com/babesbash.

NOTE: The Orioles have signed knuckleball pitchers Eddie Gamboa and Zach Clark to minor league contracts. Gamboa, who was briefly on the 40-man roster, gets a spring training invitation. Clark, who pitched in one game for the Orioles last season, does not. 

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