Alan D. Wilson, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of McCormick & Co. Inc., had these Orioles memories to share: "My first O's game was in 1980 when I was a young Lieutenant stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground and I came to see the O's play the Kansas City Royals with my new Army buddies in Memorial Stadium. "It was a great atmosphere, made special for me because the KC first baseman was Willie Mays Aikens, a classmate from my high school in South Carolina. KC went to the World Series that year. "Another memory is taking my young sons to the new Camden Yards. Before the game, Cal Ripken was signing autographs for the kids along the first base line. He was going to sign my six-year-old son's baseball glove, but my son, Chris pulled it back because it was a brand new glove. Cal laughed and signed his O's cap instead. We told Chris we would have happily gotten him another glove. "When we first moved to Baltimore with my job, I took my Dad to the second game of the 1991 season. It was special for him because his first major league game was in Baltimore on his own high school senior class trip to Washington."
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