The city of Palm Beach Gardens recently made a huge announcement: It will be hosting the 2016 Cal Ripken World Series for teams ages 10 and under.
The excitement begins July 29.
A Facebook post by City Hall last week showed Mayor Eric Jablin and Robert Faherty, president of Babe Ruth League, Inc., “sealing the deal” by signing commemorative bats.
As part of the agreement, a Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association team will get to participate in the tournament.
Basically, what we’re trying to say is this is a big deal. So, get ready for a summer full of baseball.
Cal Ripken Jr., or “Iron Man,” broke Lou Gehrig’s record for the highest number of consecutive baseball games played by one individual (2,632). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. His father, Cal Ripken Sr., was a player, manager and coach for the Baltimore Orioles organization.