My mom was injured in a fatal Memorial Stadium escalator accident in 1964. Here’s how Brooks Robinson made her cry 55 years later.
On May 2, 1964, tragedy struck at Memorial Stadium before the start of a Baltimore Orioles game. A 14-year-old girl died and a reported 46 other children were injured during an escalator accident. It would go down as the worst accident in Memorial Stadium history.
Jenny Phillips, my mother, was 12-years-old and in sixth grade at the time. She was at that game and one of the children injured.
“I always avoid escalators – even now,” the 67-year-old grandmother, a retired school teacher, and part-time babysitter said in an interview.