(June 8, 2023) Baltimore Orioles head groundskeeper Nicole Sherry, one of only two women in Major League Baseball’s 118-year history to have that job, will join Orioles correspondent Roch Kubatko in a Virtual Speaker Program hosted by the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum and Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. This is a virtual event that takes place on June 22nd at 7PM. 

“Nicole is not only a pioneer in her profession but also one of the best there is in baseball.  Oriole Park at Camden Yards remains one of the best ballparks in baseball due to her work,” said Shawn Herne, Executive Director of the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum.

“Nicole is a great example of the women who we love to recognize,” says Diana M. Bailey, Executive Director of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. “She has made Oriole Park at Camden Yards a favorite go-to for baseball fans and she is an inspiration for young women who aspire to non-traditional careers.” 

The June 22nd program will be conducted via Zoom, and ticket purchasers will receive login information via email. Tickets can be purchased at https://brmspeakers.givesmart.com. Use the code MWHC to save $10.00 a ticket. Visit www.baberuthmuseum.org for more information. 

A royal blue flier with photo of Nicole Sherry using a rake

The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum’s ongoing speaker series features a variety of unique voices that celebrate sports heritage. The session is sponsored by Fran Soistman. 

About the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, Inc.: The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to perpetuating Maryland’s storied sports heritage. The Foundation owns and operates the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, which celebrates and preserves the history and archives of Babe Ruth, the Baltimore Orioles, Colts and Ravens, and local and regional sports at the amateur, collegiate and professional levels. 

About Maryland Women’s Heritage Center: The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center recognizes, documents and celebrates the contributions of Maryland women, past and present, to our social, political and economic order. By doing so, we champion opportunities and equality for women and girls. It is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, non-partisan organization and is an outgrowth of the Maryland Women’s History Project that began in 1980 as a collaborative venture between the Maryland Commission for Women and the Maryland State Department of Education.