Ripken to throw first pitch, sign book on March 7

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Ed Smith Stadium on March 7 for the Orioles' game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

He will also sign copies of his new children's book, "Wild Pitch," on the lower concourse from 2-4 p.m. ET. 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 orioles.com/spring or by phone at 877-222-2802.

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