Olympian Michael Phelps Takes Batting Practice with the Orioles


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Orioles manager Buck Showalter sensed some nervousness in record-setting Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps as he lingered around the Orioles batting cage.

Phelps, a Baltimore-area native, clutched a bat and wore an orange Orioles jersey with No. 18 on the back – for the record number of Olympic gold medals Phelps has won as a world-class swimmer.

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