The Baltimore Orioles have announced that Melvin Mora has been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame. In addition to Mora, John Lowenstein and Gary Roenicke will also be enshrined as selections of the Veteran’s Committee and long-time scout Fred Uhlman Sr. will be inducted as this year’s Herb Armstrong Award winner.

Mora, Roenicke and Uhlman will be honored at a luncheon and in an on-field ceremony prior to the August 14 game against the Oakland Athletics. Lowenstein will be unable to attend due to a previous engagement. The luncheon at Oriole Park will be sponsored by Oriole Advocates who founded the Orioles Hall of Fame.

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Melvin Mora played nine seasons with the Orioles from 2000-2009 and played in 808 games at third base which is second on the club’s all-time list to Brooks Robinson. Mora is among the franchise leaders in doubles (8th, 252), RBI (8th, 662), home runs (10th, 158), runs (10th, 709), total bases (10th, 2,073), hits (11th, 1,323), walks (11th, 465), games played (12th, 1,256), and at-bats (12th, 4,733).

The Orioles acquired Mora from the Mets in July of 2000. In his first 4 seasons, he played 6 different positions before settling in to third base in 2004. In 2004, he set the Orioles single-season record with a .340 batting average, while posting career-highs in home runs with 27 and RBIs with 104. Mora was a two-time All-Star, a Silver Slugger Award winner and a two-time AL Player of the Month.

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The left field platoon duo of left-handed hitting Lowenstein and right-handed hitting Roenicke played under manager Earl Weaver from 1979-1985. They combined for 171 home runs and registered 574 RBIs in 7 seasons. They helped the 1979 Orioles win the American League pennant. In 1982, the duo combined for 45 homers and 140 RBIs but fell just a game shy of another AL East title but the following year they combined for 34 home runs and 124 RBI in the Orioles’ third World Series championship season.

Uhlman spent 46 years in professional scouting including three decades with the Orioles before retiring earlier this year. He’s best known for establishing the Orioles’ first baseball academies in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. He was also responsible Jeff Ballard, Steve Finley, Gregg Olson, Arthur Rhodes, and David Segui.

Tickets for the luncheon on August 14 are available by calling Ann Serio at 410-247-2703. Tickets for the induction ceremony and the Orioles-Athletics game that evening are available at or by calling 1-888-848-BIRD.

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A complete list of members of the Orioles Hall of Fame and Herb Armstrong Award recipients can be found at