Astronaut Virts delivers Orioles jersey that was in space
BALTIMORE (AP) Astronaut Terry Virts stopped by Camden Yards to return an Orioles jersey he took to the International Space Station.
Virts was born and raised in Baltimore. He asked the Orioles if he could take a jersey into space, and he was given one with his name on the back.
He presented the orange jersey to manager Buck Showalter on Monday before Baltimore faced the Boston Red Sox.
Virts then threw out the first pitch.
During his 200 days in space, Virts expressed his affection for his favorite team by wearing an Orioles hat and posing in a Matt Wieters t-shirt.
Virts wanted to give the shirt to Wieters, Baltimore's catcher. But he said, ''Unfortunately it's still in space. I'm waiting for the next ride for it to come back.''