Cal Ripken to interview Hall of Famers Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Ryne Sandberg, and Fergie Jenkins on his XM Radio show this Saturday
XM to premiere one-hour special with Tony Gwynn
Washington, D.C., July 25, 2007 -- Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this Sunday, July 29.
XM Satellite Radio’s baseball talk radio channel MLB Home Plate (XM Channel 175) will be live from Cooperstown, N.Y., for three days of comprehensive coverage starting Friday, July 27.
Baseball fans nationwide can listen to the induction ceremony on Sunday from 1:30 pm to approximately 3:00 pm ET uninterrupted and commercial free on XM.
Ripken, who co-hosts the weekly XM radio show “Ripken Baseball" with his brother and fellow major league veteran Billy Ripken, will interview current Hall of Famers Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Ryne Sandberg, and Fergie Jenkins, on a two-hour edition of the program this Saturday. This special edition of “Ripken Baseball" premieres on the MLB Home Plate channel Saturday morning at 8 am ET, with an encore broadcast on Sunday at 8 am ET.
XM will also premiere a special, one-hour interview with Tony Gwynn on the program “Baseball Confidential" this Saturday at 7 am ET with an encore on Sunday at 10 am ET. The show was taped in front of an audience at the MLB All-Star Week FanFest in San Francisco on July 10.
The MLB Home Plate call-in show “Baseball This Morning" will be live from Doubleday Field in Cooperstown on Friday, and the program will broadcast from Cooper Park next to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday and Sunday. The afternoon call-in program “The Show" will air from Cooper Park on Friday and Saturday.
Throughout the weekend MLB Home Plate's on-air team will report from the local festivities, culminating with a post-ceremony show Sunday afternoon.