Cal Ripken Jr.

Aberdeen offered to sell Ripken Stadium for $1 to IronBirds organization; mayor says 'no deal' in place

Aberdeen offered to sell Ripken Stadium for $1 to IronBirds organization; mayor says 'no deal' in place

Aberdeen Mayor Patrick McGrady said Monday “there is no deal” in place for the city to sell Ripken Stadium to the organization that manages business affairs for the Aberdeen IronBirds.

On Friday, the minor-league baseball team disclosed the city proposed selling the 6,300-seat stadium to Tufton Professional Baseball, which manages the team acquired in 2002 by Orioles icon Cal Ripken Jr. and his brother, Billy Ripken.

“Tufton is not interested in purchasing the stadium,” the team said in a letter Friday to the mayor and City Council. “Only four of 159 affiliated professional minor league baseball clubs own their facilities, none of which are in the State of...

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