Al Bumbry


1997: Outfield, Hitting, and Baserunning Coach

Bumbry joined the Silver Bullets in April as an outfield/hitting coach. He spent 13 seasons (1973-85) in the big leagues as a player, including his first twelve with the Baltimore Orioles. He has spent 10 years as a major/minor league coach and was the Orioles' first base coach in 1995.

Known as "Bee," he became the first Oriole ever to record 200 hits in one season (1980) and remains just one of two Orioles to accomplish that feat. Cal Ripken has done so twice (1983 and 1991).

Inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame in 1987, Bumbry holds the all-time stolen base mark with 252 and is second on the all-time list with 52 triples. He was named to the American League All-Star squad in 1980.

Bumbry makes his home in Lutherville, Maryland, and makes community appearances throughout the year on behalf of the Orioles.