It’s the hometown version of Opening Day as the Birds take the field at Camden Yards for the first time in 2010 to square off with the Blue Jays.
The home opener is truly a day for the fans, so this week’s Flashback Friday focuses on Bill Thompson, an Orioles super fan if ever there was one.
The YouTube clip below comes from a 1986 Channel 11 news broadcast. It provides the background on Thompson, age 90 at the time, who held season tickets every year since the Orioles moved to Baltimore in 1954.
Unfortunately, I was unable to track down additional information on Thompson in any newspaper archives.
The O’s lost to the Indians by a score of 6-4 in 1986 when the clip was filmed.