Ripken Signs Three-Year Deal with Jacobsen

Jacobsen, a Textron company, will continue to be the exclusive supplier of turf care equipment to baseball superstar Cal Ripken, Jr. and his Ripken Management and Design clients. A three-year agreement was signed between the company and the future Hall of Fame inductee.

Jacobsen products are used exclusively to maintain Ripken Stadium, home of Cal's team the Aberdeen Ironbirds, located just outside of Baltimore and the Augusta GreenJackets in Augusta, Ga.

Ripken played 21 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and was one of only eight players to achieve 400 home runs and 3,000 hits. In 1995, he broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played, which was 2,130. He voluntarily ended the streak in 1998 playing 2,632 consecutive games.

The Sports Turf Managers Association honored Ripken Baseball's Aberdeen Ironbirds in 2004 by awarding Superintendent Chad Olsen with Sports Turf Manager of the Year for short season or rookie minor league baseball.

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