Hall of Fame

Orem E. Robinson, Jr. - Player

Inducted in 2024

Orem was born in Halethorpe, Maryland in 1924 and moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland after the Great Depression. He began his amateur career art age 15 as a pitcher for the Phillips Packing Plant baseball team in Cambridge, where he pitched for three years. He was then drafted into the US Army during World War II and volunteered for the Airborne Forces. Orem fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Bronze Star for his combat action. After the war, he was signed to a professional baseball contract by Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Orem, who had a "Rex Barney fastball", spent 4 years in the Dodgers organization and pitched for the Cambridge Dodgers of the Eastern Shore League in 1948 and 1949. He pitched in 97 games in his minor league career and had a 31-30 record in 468 innings pitched. After retiring from professional baseball, Orem spent many years as the pitching coach for Salisbury State College under head coach Deane Deshon, who is also enshrined in the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame.