Cal Ripken to visit Japan as ambassador

Updated: November 3, 2011, 6:14 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Cal Ripken Jr. aspires to become president and CEO of a major league baseball team.

For now, the Hall of Fame infielder is satisfied with his current title: U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy, a position that provides him the opportunity to embark next week on a nine-day mission through Japan as a sports diplomat on behalf of the State Department.

Ripken and former Baltimore Orioles teammate Brady Anderson are scheduled to lead baseball and softball clinics in Tokyo, Takarazuka ...

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