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Orioles to Honor the Late Mike Flanagan.

Byline: Maury Brown

Following the tragic news late Weds (, the Orioles today announced their plans to honor Orioles Hall of Fame pitcher, coach, executive and MASN broadcaster Mike Flanagan, who passed away on Wednesday.

Beginning with tonight's game against the New York Yankees, Orioles uniformed personnel will wear a black circular patch with "FLANNY" written in white on their right jersey sleeves for the remainder of the 2011 season.

A black banner with the number "46" in orange has been installed just above the press box and below the booth where Flanagan sat as a member of the MASN broadcast team.

Prior to tonight's game, the club will have a moment of silence in Flanagan's memory, and his uniform number 46 will be posted on the out-of-town scoreboard in right field from the time the gates open through the conclusion of the game.

A video tribute will be played on the Oriole Park video board at the completion of the first inning of the game.

The Orioles flag on the right field flag court at Camden Yards will be flown at half staff for each of the remaining home games this season.

The Orioles have set up a virtual guestbook at or at and invite fans to share their condolences and memories of Flanagan.

Source: Baltimore Orioles

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Author:Brown, Maury
Publication:The Biz of Baseball
Date:Aug 26, 2011
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