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  • The braille lettering commemorates the National Federation of the Blind

    The braille lettering commemorates the National Federation of the Blind's headquarters moving to Baltimore 40 years ago. | Photo: MLB

Published 19 September 2018

The historic feat gives the Orioles the honor of being the first team in professional sports history to accessorize their kit with braille letters.

The Baltimore Orioles wore uniforms with the names of the players written in braille for Tuesday night’s fixture against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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The historic event, which gives the Orioles the honor of being the first team in professional sports history to accessorize their kit with braille letters, commemorates the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) moving its headquarters to Baltimore 40 years ago.

The Maryland-based professional baseball team also involved fans, who were given braille alphabet cards to spell out their favorite players’ names.

 

 

The jerseys will be autographed, authenticated and auctioned off, with proceeds donated to the NFB.

President of the National Federation of the Blind, Mark Riccobono, threw the first pitch before the game, and blind concert pianist Carlos Ibay sang the U.S. national anthem for the charity game.


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