The Baltimore Orioles announced on Monday that former third baseman Melvin Mora has been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame. In addition, the Veteran's Committee has also selected John Lowenstein and Gary Roenicke to be elected as well.
Also important to note, long-time Orioles' scout Fred Uhlman Sr. will be inducted as this year's Herb Armstrong Award winner.
The four will be honored at a luncheon at Oriole Park, which is sponsored by Oriole Advocates who founded the Orioles Hall of Fame, on Friday, August 14 at noon. Lowenstein will be unable to attend either the luncheon or the on-field ceremony prior to the O's game due to a previous engagement.
Acquired from the Mets in July of 2000, Mora started at six different defensive positions in his first four seasons with the Orioles before moving to third base in 2004. In 2004, Mora set the Orioles' single-season record with a .340 batting average, while also posting career-highs in home runs (27) and RBI (104). A two-time All-Star, Mora also won a Silver Slugger Award and was twice named AL Player of the Month.Read more... Join the Conversation...