In 2003, an 12-year old boy from Hilo, Hawaii played in the Cal Ripken World Series, the first held in Aberdeen.
Tonight (Friday) that now 23-year-old Major League Baseball player, Kolten Wong, will play in another series in the Baltimore area, a three-game series as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals battle the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards tonight, Saturday and Sunday.
The Cal Ripken World Series, the 15th overall, also will begin tonight and run for the next eight days, before a World Series champion is crowned Aug. 16. All games will be played at the Ripken Experience powered by Under Armour complex in Aberdeen.
Wong, a first...