Former Orioles All-Star third baseman Melvin Mora will be inducted in the team’s Hall of Fame this summer. The O’s announced that Mora, along with former left-fielders John Lowenstein and Gary Roenicke and long-time Orioles scout Fred Uhlman Sr. will be honored during a ceremony on August 14.
Mora spent ten seasons with the Orioles during a rough stretch for the franchise (2000-2009), slashing .280/.355/.438 over 1,256 games. He was an All-Star in 2003 and 2005 and won a Silver Slugger for his insane year at the plate in 2004 when he hit .340/.419/.562 with 27 homers and 104 RBI.
Under manager Earl Weaver, Roenicke and Lowenstein split time in left for for Baltimore from 1979-1985. Together, they hit 171 homers and drove in 574. The duo totaled 36 homers and 98 RBI in 1979, when the Orioles won the AL Pennant.
Uhlman retired from professional scouting this year after spending the last three decades with the O’s. He joined the club as Scouting Director in 1985 and helped build the O’s first baseball academies in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela
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