A midsummer Baltimore Orioles game has not been a terribly hot ticket in recent years. But when the Chicago White Sox — including right fielder Gavin Sheets '14 — came to town for a three-game series in late August, Greyhound and Orioles fans showed up in full force. Before the game on Wednesday, August 24, more than 45 Gilman alumni, faculty, staff, and friends enjoyed plates full of Boog's BBQ in the Designated Hitters Lounge on the fourth floor of the B&O Warehouse. Just before the game's first pitch, Gilman's own Traveling Men formed their hallmark semicircle behind home plate and sang a beautiful rendition of the national anthem. The group then transitioned to their seats to take in the game action from section 14, where they could keep a close eye on Gavin as he patrolled the outfield.
The White Sox got the better of the O's that night, securing a 5-3 win, and Gavin had a great game at the plate, notching three hits in five at-bats and knocking in three of the Chicago runs. His stellar performance certainly helped Greyhounds and Orioles fans to ease the pain of the loss. He even stopped by for a quick visit with the fans — including his father, former Oriole and current Gilman baseball coach, Larry Sheets — after the game.