Cal Ripken Jr. to make debut as in-game TV analyst for Sunday's O's game

September 05, 2012|By David Selig | The Baltimore Sun

Cal Ripken Jr. will make his in-booth color commentary debut during the Orioles’ game against the Yankees on Sunday afternoon on TBS.

Ripken – who has previously worked in the TBS studio – will call the crucial AL East showdown along with Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz for a national audience. (The game will be blacked out on TBS locally and shown on MASN.)

It’ll be Ripken's first time ever working as an in-game analyst at a major league game.

Ripken will be honored Thursday night at Camden Yards with the unveiling of his legends sculpture beyond center field. Thursday marks the 17th anniversary of the night he broke Lou Gehrig’s streak for consecutive games played.

He won’t be the first Ripken to call an Orioles game this season. The O’s have played games on FOX featuring Cal’s brother Bill as an analyst on a few occasions.

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