December 5, 2020

Baseball’s Iron Man Cal Ripken, Jr. to visit Camana Bay

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Cal Ripken, Jr._LRDue to the wonderful response Books & Books have received to Cal Ripken, Jr.’s upcoming visit, they have decided to move his talk to a larger venue – Gardenia Court.

Sports enthusiasts of all ages will be treated to a once in a lifetime experience when National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. visits Camana Bay on Monday, March 11 at 7pm for the Cayman Islands launch of Cal Ripken, Jr.’s All-Stars: Wild Pitch, the latest instalment in his bestselling series for children ages 8 and up.

The evening will begin in Gardenia Court where Ripken will share stories about his incredible twenty-one season career with the Baltimore Orioles. Following the talk, Ripken will sign copies of his children’s books and take photos with his fans at Books & Books.

This free event is part of the Books & Books International Visiting Author Series, generously sponsored by Camana Bay.

Wild Pitch_LRAbout the Books

Robbie Hammond is the Dulaney Orioles’ hardest-throwing pitcher, and coach’s son, but what good is all that heat when he can’t find the strike zone? The rest of the team is struggling too, and after losing game after game, they’ve earned the embarrassing nickname the Snore-ioles.

But for Robbie this isn’t just a slump. He’s haunted by the memory of last year’s All-Star Game, when he lost control of a pitch and there were devastating consequences. He’s so worried about it happening again that he throws wild whenever he faces a batter. Tired of disappointing his teammates and his dad, Robbie is ready to call it quits. Then he meets a player who has had to overcome a much bigger challenge, someone who can help him get his mojo back and give the game one more chance.

Told with equal amounts of exciting baseball action, compelling drama, and good-natured humour, Wild Pitch will have readers on the edge of their seats as they root for Robbie’s comeback.

Select titles by Cal Ripken, Jr. are now available at Books & Books.

About the Author

Cal Ripken, Jr. was a shortstop and third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles for his entire career (1981-2001), a rare occurrence in Major League Baseball today. Nicknamed “The Iron Man” for his relentless work ethic and reliability on the field, Ripken is most remembered for playing a record 2,632 straight games over 17 seasons, shattering the record previously held by Lou Gehrig at 2,131. He was a 19-time All-Star and is considered to be one of the best shortstops professional baseball has ever seen. In 2007 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, after earning the third highest voting percentage in Hall of Fame history. Mr. Ripken is CEO of Ripken Baseball, Inc., (, a company dedicated to growing the game of baseball at the grassroots level, and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (, which uses baseball as a tool to help underserved youth. He currently lives in Maryland with his wife, Kelly, and two children, Rachel and Ryan.

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