JC-DC Alumni Club
Colorado Rockies vs. Baltimore Orioles
Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore, MD)
June 19, 2005

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Offense had been the story for two years in a row, but pitching and a home run by Oriole first baseman Rafael Palmeiro were the difference at Camden Yards on Sunday, June 19th (Father's Day) during Juniata College's 14th Baltimore Orioles Alumni Event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Colorado Rockies were in town to take on the host for a Major League Baseball inter-league matchup, that resulted in a 4-2, come-from-behind victory for the Orioles in front of 45,945 fans. Palmeiro lifted a two-run blast to right field in the sixth inning to put Baltimore ahead, 3-2. Hayden Penn tossed 6 2/3 innings for the Orioles and got the win as he surrendered just two runs and five hits on the day.

The afternoon was enjoyed by a total of 79 Juniata alumni, family and friends. The decades of the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's were all respresented on the day. John Dale '45 was the veteran among the group and he was accompanied by his wife, Irene Miller Dale '58.

There was a picnic held behind the left-field bleachers (where Juniata folks were sitting) before the first inning of the 1:35 p.m. game. The Baltimore Oriole made an appearance at the picnic (see photo gallery) and entertained folks, while taking the time to pose for pictures. Door prizes were given away prior to the first pitch as well, while Evelyn Pembrooke, Alumni Relations Specialist was on hand to meet and greet everyone. David Corman '77, the President of the JC-DC Alumni Club, welcomed everyone to the gathering and thanked those who came out for the picnic and ball game.

If you are interested in helping to plan an event in the area, please contact Bub Parker '91, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Juniata, by email at parkerm@juniata.edu.

If you want to reconnect with Juniata and your fellow alumni check out our Volunteer Opportunities and the upcoming events on the Calendar of Events schedule.

A special thanks to all the alumni who attended. If you attended, let us know what you thought of it by filling out our on-line Post Event Evaluation.