The Baltimore Orioles will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards with a uniform patch next season, SportsLogos.net has learned.
Opened in 1992, Oriole Park at Camden Yards was the first “retro-style” ballpark built in the Major Leagues, bucking the trend of multi-purpose stadiums seen around the country.
The signature feature of the stadium is the B&O Warehouse just beyond right field, which was going to be torn down to make way for the ballpark but ultimately preserved and worked into the design.
The bricks from that building, as well as Camden Yards’ outer facade, are used in the background of the 30th anniversary patch, just as they were on the 20th and 25th anniversary patches in 2012 and 2017, respectively.
Next year’s patch takes design clues from its predecessors, as it’s circular like the 20th anniversary but uses the anniversary as the focal point, with “30th anniversary” front and center, just like it was for the 25th anniversary.
The name of the ballpark goes around the upper part of the circle, where as the date the ballpark opened and the year 2022 are at the bottom. The patch is complete with two small strokes of orange around the circle.
That said, the Orioles will wear the patch on their right sleeve, opposite the Maryland flag-inspired logo on the left sleeve, just like they did in 2012 and 2017.
They also wore their Earl Weaver memorial patch in that spot in 2013, as well as their 60th anniversary patch in 2014, the patch celebrating the 50th anniversary of their 1966 World Series victory in 2016 and their Frank Robinson memorial patch in 2019, shown below.
Photos courtesy of The Emblem Source and @Orioles on Twitter.