Harford County's National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. has turned novelist, and will be signing his latest book, "Super-sized Slugger," in Bel Air Tuesday evening.
Along with Kevin Cowherd, sports columnist with the Baltimore Sun, Ripken has penned two novels in a series about young baseball players on the Orioles squad of the Dulaney Babe Ruth League, according to a release from Disney Publishing Worldwide.
Ripken will be at Barnes & Noble in Bel Air at 5 p.m. tonight (March 6) for a book signing.
Ripken was born in Havre de Grace and grew up in Aberdeen before he was drafted out of high school to play for the Baltimore Orioles. Ripken holds two MVP awards, scored 431 home runs, made 19 all-star appearances and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.