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Jones to be honored at 'Babe's Birthday Bash'

Orioles outfielder set to receive Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award

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BALTIMORE -- Orioles outfielder Adam Jones will be honored with the 2014 Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award at the annual "Babe's Birthday Bash" on Feb. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. The event will also celebrate the 119th anniversary of Ruth's birth in Baltimore on Feb. 6, 1895, and commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ruth's professional baseball debut in February 1914.

"Baltimore is a second home to me, and I am honored to have the opportunity to do my part to help this community," Jones said in a press release announcing the award.

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The Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award was created to honor Ruth's memory by recognizing an active or former professional athlete or individual with ties to the Maryland sports community, who has demonstrated a strong devotion to Baltimore and the State of Maryland by giving back to the community. Previous recipients include O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda; Matt Stover; Edwin Mulitalo; Brian Roberts; Melvin Mora; Nick and Christina Markakis; and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.

"Since joining the Orioles in 2008, Adam has been such an active part of the Baltimore community," said Mike Gibbons, executive director of the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation. "We are proud to recognize Adam's efforts in making our city a better place, both on and off of the field, and look forward to honoring him on the same night we celebrate Babe."

The evening will include unlimited ballpark-inspired food and beverages, a silent auction, appearances by local professional and amateur athletes, free parking at Camden Yards and admission to the Sports Legends Museum's galleries. Tickets to Babe's Birthday Bash are $45 each for members of the Museum; $55 apiece for the general public when purchased in advance; and $60 at the door. Ten or more tickets purchased together are discounted at $40 each. Tickets are available at www.missiontix.com/babesbash. For more information on the Bash, call 410-727-1539 ext. 3033.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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