Street near stadiums to be dedicated to Mo Gaba

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5

Fans headed to Orioles or Ravens games in the future will be greeted with a reminder of the late Mo Gaba.

Mo died in July after his fourth battle with cancer. He was 14. He lost his eyesight before the age of 1 but didn’t let that stop him from becoming a fixture on local sports talk radio and getting close with Orioles and Ravens players and coaches.

Former Baltimore City Councilman Joe DiBlasi said Thursday he is working with Jeremy Conn from 105.7 FM to name a street for Mo in December. They have received approval from the Baltimore City Department of Transportation to dedicate a street near Oriole Park and M&T Bank Stadium as Mo Gaba Way.

DiBlasi said that due to the restrictions on gatherings forced by the coronavirus, the ceremony will not be open to the public.

The Ravens and fans honored Mo with “Mo’s Rows,” filling Section 146 of M&T Bank Stadium with cardboard cutouts of Mo and one of his mother, Sonsy Gaba. They also painted the “M” and “O” in “Baltimore” gold in the end zone.

Just prior to his death, Mo learned he had been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame. He was the second fan to be given the Wild Bill Hagy Award, named for its first recipient, William “Wild Bill” Hagy. Mo will be celebrated with other 2021 inductees at a ceremony next year.

WBAL-TV 11 contributed to this report.

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