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Orioles Recognize Tom Clancy's Greatness Through Statement

Orioles ClancyYou probably already heard the news that author Tom Clancy died today.

He was a minority owner of the Orioles. He also held the title of Orioles vice chairman of community projects and public affairs.

The team issued a statement on his passing earlier today:

For decades, Tom Clancy entertained millions with his novels and enjoyed producing no fewer than seventeen best-sellers. He was an extraordinary storyteller who had an ability to keep readers on the edge of their seats. His passion for the military was evident in his efforts to ensure that the men and women who serve our country were properly recognized for their service and commitment.

While he achieved international acclaim as a celebrated author, Tom, a proud Baltimorean, was a devoted Marylander, a treasured friend, and a valued partner and advisor in the Orioles ownership group. He was a regular presence at Oriole Park and enjoyed talking about baseball, the ballclub and its operations.

We are deeply saddened by Toms passing. He will be missed but long remembered.

On behalf of the Orioles, we extend our sympathies to his family.

Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports


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