A former World Series hero and current instructor in the Baltimore Orioles organization will highlight Zion Lutheran Church’s eighth annual Hot Stove Baseball Talk lineup, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the church’s sanctuary at 2215 Brandywine Lane in York.
Former major-league left-hander Scott McGregor is the Orioles’ pitching rehabilitation coordinator, supervising injured pitchers at the organization’s spring training complex in Sarasota, Florida. In that capacity, he’s worked closely with many of the Orioles’ pitchers, including young right-handers Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey, among others.
A member of the Orioles’ Hall of Fame, McGregor spent 13 seasons in the majors, all with the Orioles. He is fourth in modern franchise history in games started and innings pitched and sixth in wins. He threw the final pitch to secure the Orioles’ last World Series title, part of his complete-game shutout in Game 5 of the 1983 World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
McGregor finished his career with a 138-108 major-league record with a 3.99 ERA.
Other speakers at the annual event include Mel Antonen, panelist for MASN Sports and contributor to MLB Network Radio on Sirius/XM, and Dan Connolly, senior writer for BaltimoreBaseball.com and host of “The Baltimore Baseball Show,” on WOYK, 1350. The panelists will present their thoughts on the upcoming season — they’ll talk Orioles, Phillies and Major League Baseball — and will answer questions from the audience.
There is no admission fee, but a freewill offering will be taken to benefit the church’s youth ministry program. All proceeds this year will assist the church in sending a contingent to the ELCA Youth Gathering this June in Houston. For more information on the Jan. 30 event, contact the church at (717) 767-4673.