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The "Knothole Gang"

Jun 30, 2018

Gil remembers a complete surrender of the Orioles management to the neighborhood boys of Baltimore.

In the 1930s, so many kids were "hooking in" to the old Oriole Park at 29th and Greenmount that Orioles management decided to take firm action: they let the kids in free. With that face-saving gesture, they admitted defeat and started the "Knothole Gang."