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Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. is going to be doing some national TV hosting on April 25 in what seems like a match made in baseball and television heaven.

Ripken will serve as host on AMC for a showing of the 2002 film, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid. As host, Ripken will "talk candidly about the film, his love of baseball and his record-breaking career" in segments that were taped at the Cal Ripken Baseball Complex in Aberdeen, according to the movie channel.

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In the film, Quaid plays Jim Morris, a former pitcher whose career was ended by injury, now trying to resurrect his major league dream.

The Rookie premieres at 8 p.m. April 25.

(Above: Sun photo of Cal Ripken Jr. filming his segment by Amy Davis)

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