Eighteen Teams Competed in the 17th Annual Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen, MD


ABERDEEN, MD – The 17th annual Cal Ripken World Series was held in Aberdeen, MD where 18 teams competed for the championship. The event was held on July 29, 2016 and took place at The Ripken Experience Aberdeen Powered By Under Armour youth baseball complex, 873 Long Dr, Aberdeen, MD 21001. Source: The Baltimore Sun

According to The Baltimore Sun article Cal Ripken Jr. was excited about the event and commented about the tremendous support received year in and year out:

“It’s that time of year again and I am excited that we are once again hosting the annual Cal Ripken World Series in our hometown of Aberdeen, … The support that we receive year in and year out is tremendous and we couldn’t do it without our terrific host families, fans and volunteers.”

Cal Ripken Jr. is a retired MLB baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 21 years for the Baltimore Orioles. He is considered one of the best shortstops and third basemen in baseball history. Ripken, nicknamed “The Iron man”, retired from baseball following the 2001 season after 21 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. His name appears in the record books repeatedly, most notably as one of only eight players in history to achieve 400 home runs and 3,000 hits. On July 29, 2007 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame after receiving the third highest voting percentage in history and collecting the most votes ever.

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