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Cal Ripken writes baseball book for preteens

Updated: March 9, 2011, 2:13 PM ET
By Jenny Zimmerman

Cal Ripken Jr. says when he was about 12, good sports books for preteen boys were few. Ripken was a little frustrated by that problem, and four decades later the already best-selling author is part of the solution.

The former Baltimore Orioles superstar shortstop and third baseman, now 50, had a book-signing at ESPN the Weekend for his latest work, the young-adult novel "Hothead." The book, written with Baltimore Sun columnist Kevin Cowherd, is the first of a three-part series about ...

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