Ripken Baseball is a marketing and sales company headed by Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. Under Armour is a global sports apparel and equipment company whose chief executive officer, Kevin Plank, is a former University of Maryland football player.
A division of Babe Ruth League baseball also bears the Ripken name.
For much of Ripken's playing career, he had a business association with Nike, and that relationship continued with Ripken Baseball through the end of last year, a company spokesman said. As part of that arrangement, Nike supplied equipment used in the youth training programs.
On the Ripken Baseball Web site, a full set of Under Armour baseball gear is described as part of the package given to those who participate in the Ripken MLB Experience Camp.
Discuss this story and others in our talk forums
More sports talk forums: Orioles | Ravens | Pro Sports | College | Lacrosse | High School | Outdoors
Note: In-story commenting has been temporarily disabled due to technical issues. We are working to correct the issue and will bring back this feature in the future. In the meantime, please use our talk forums to discuss stories.
Most recent sports talk forum topics: