General Session

Wednesday, September 30

Opening General Session
8:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Speaker: Cal Ripken Jr., Baseball Hall of Fame Member

Cal Ripken is baseball’s all-time Iron Man. He retired from baseball in October 2001 after 21 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. His name appears in the record books repeatedly, most notably as one of only eight players in history to achieve 400 home runs and 3,000 hits. On July 29, 2007 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Cal received the 4th highest percentage of votes in history, collecting the second highest vote total ever by the BBWAA. Read more.





Thursday, October 1

General Session and Awards Lunch
12:30 PM
2:30 PM

Speaker: Peggy Rowe



Peggy Rowe used to have a hobby. She wrote articles and stories that appeared in newspapers and magazines. Thanks to her husband John, three sons, and two parents who lived across the lawn for 40 years, there was no scarcity of material. After writing her first NYT bestselling book, About My Mother, at the age of 80, and her second book, About Your Father, at the age of 82, Peggy’s hobby became a full-time job. “It took me 80 years to find my voice,” she says, “And now I can’t shut it up!” In her Facebook blog, @TheRealPeggyRowe, Peggy shares her humorous take on daily life and family. She and her husband of 60 years are former schoolteachers and live in Baltimore, Maryland.


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