Herb Armstrong Baltimore Orioles Legend Signed AUTO 8x10 photo D.1984

Herb Armstrong (D. 1984) played minor league baseball in the minor leagues from 1917 – 1925.  He was the Orioles business manager from 1953-1973 in the Major Leagues.  Before that, he was a minor league front office lifer.

Following the destruction of old Oriole Park by fire on 29th Street (July 4, 1944), Orioles Business Manager, Herb Armstrong achieved the miraculous feat of planning and supervising the conversion of the Baltimore Municipal Stadium into a baseball park in the space of ten days! Despite the tragic disruption, the Orioles went on to win the International League Pennant and the Junior World Series, breaking all Minor League attendance records, and outdrawing ten of the Major League Clubs. That achievement opened the eyes of the Major League owners and paved the way for Baltimore’s eventual return to the Majors. For his accomplishments Herb was named the International League’s Front Office Executive of Year by the Sporting News. He retired from the Orioles at the age of eighty but continued to be active for another ten years in many sports related organizations and activities, and as a consultant to the Orioles.  Two significant awards are given each year in his honor: the Herbert E. Armstrong Award for outstanding service to high school or college football, given by the Great Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation; and the Herbert Armstrong Award for outstanding service to baseball, given to a non-uniformed person by the Baltimore Orioles Advocates.

His behind the scenes efforts on the behalf of professional baseball in Baltimore can not be understated.

Offered is a very rare signed 8x10 photo personalized to Harry Hulmes, who worked for the Orioles and later became GM of the Baltimore Colts.  Armstrong in pictured in a Baltimore Orioles uniform in the 1930s/40s.  Extremely rare autograph!!!

Item: 13282

Price: $95.00
Herb Armstrong Baltimore Orioles Legend Signed AUTO 8x10 photo D.1984