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76ers Owners Invest in Ripken Baseball, Cooperstown All Star Village

Josh Harris and David Blitzer, the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, have announced the completion of a strategic investment in Ripken Baseball and the Cooperstown All Star Village to increase the strength and reach of the organizations to include five baseball facilities across the United States, including four complexes that operate […]

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Ripken Baseball Will Host Select Tournaments in Texas and Florida in 2023

Ripken Baseball has announced it will take Ripken Select Tournaments to Florida and Texas in 2023, continuing the organization’s expansion from one tournament just a few years ago to three events next summer with each being a full week’s worth of games and activations. The first event will be June 4–9 at Publix Sports Park […]

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Cal Ripken Jr. throws the ceremonial first pitch before the beginning of a game between two youth teams at the Ripken Experience in Aberdeen, Maryland. Photo courtesy of Ripken Baseball

Ripken Baseball Returns Home to Aberdeen,
While Eyeing Further Expansion

When Cal Ripken Jr. and Bill Ripken started organizing youth baseball camps and clinics two decades ago, the mission was simple: Pass on the teachings of how to play baseball that their father, Cal Sr., instilled in them. The two Major League Baseball veterans are baseball lifers. Cal Jr. became the Ironman, playing 2,632 games […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Partners with Ripken Baseball

Ripken Baseball has entered a multiyear partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods to be the official sporting goods store of The Ripken Experience in Aberdeen, Maryland, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. As the official sporting goods store of Ripken Baseball, Dick’s will receive an integrated media plan and the opportunity to bring experiential […]

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Ripken Youth Baseball Venue in Maryland Adds Two Fields

Ripken Baseball has opened two new baseball fields at The Ripken Experience Aberdeen in Maryland. Cal Ripken Jr. and Bill Ripken joined Maryland’s Secretary of Commerce Michael Gill, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, and four youth baseball teams for a ribbon-cutting event before the first games held on the new fields. “The excitement around opening […]

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Ripken Baseball Partners with Sheetz on Free Clinics to Youths

Ripken Baseball has partnered with Sheetz to bring 12 free baseball clinics to children ages 7 to 14 in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania starting this April and continuing through June. “The “Sheetz Community Clinics presented by Ripken Baseball” will teach the fundamentals of baseball for players of all levels. Players […]

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Ripken Baseball Signs Stewbowie Sports & Entertainment as Exclusive Sponsorship Sales Agency

Ripken Baseball has signed Stewbowie Sports & Entertainment to exclusively represent its youth sports brand across all sponsorship sales. Stewbowie will provide strategic partnerships and advertising sales across all Ripken Baseball-owned properties and assets. “We’ve experienced incredible growth in the last few years and are looking for partners who want to build with us,” said […]

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Ripken Baseball Continues Tournament Expansion

Ripken Baseball is expanding its tournament schedule in 2022, adding five Ripken Select events in destinations throughout the country. The inaugural multi-city tour will combine youth tournament experiences and family vacations in four different states. The opening event is June 5–10 at Panama City Sports Complex in Panama City Beach, Florida, followed by June 12–17 […]

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Palm Beach County to Host Cal Ripken Baseball 10U and 12U World Series

The Cal Ripken Baseball 10U and 12U World Series will be hosted by the Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association and the Palm Beach County Sports Commission starting August 6 at Gardens Park in the Florida destination. Cal Ripken Baseball is the national baseball division of the Babe Ruth League for youths ages 4 to […]

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Cal Ripken Jr. and Mike Kenney: Growing the Brand at Ripken Baseball

Cal Ripken, Jr. is baseball’s all-time Iron Man. He retired from the game in 2001 after a career that spanned 21 seasons. While he’s best known for his incredible streak of 2,632 consecutive games played, he also redefined the position of shortstop before being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. In […]

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