Cal Ripken Jr. to throw out first pitch, sign new book March 7 in Sarasota

The Orioles today announced that Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will visit Ed Smith Stadium on March 7 for the Orioles game against the Toronto Blue Jays, where he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sign copies of his new children’s book, Wild Pitch, on the lower concourse from 2-4 p.m. The visit is part of a national book tour for Wild Pitch, the third installment in the New York Times best-selling “Cal Ripken Jr.’s All-Stars” series.

Tickets for the Orioles-Blue Jays game are still available and can be purchased at the ballpark, via or by phone at 877-222-2802.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the game and will cost $16.99.