MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A former Major League Baseball standout will be headlining the Ripken Experience's annual spring break camp that begins Thursday.
Reggie Sanders, a native of Florence, will be making numerous appearances at the camp scheduled through Saturday in Myrtle Beach.
A member of three World Series teams with the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and 2001 champion Arizona Diamondbacks, Sanders graduated from and played baseball at Wilson High School before embarking on the majors. Sanders played at Spartanburg Methodist prior to completing a 17-year Major League Baseball career.
Sanders was selected to the National League All-Star Team in 1995, and during that season, was fourth in the National League in slugging percentage and 10th in home runs. He hit 305 career home runs and played for eight teams during his career.
The three-day camp is a hands-on way for players to learn more about the aspects of the game of baseball. Camp officials say it is ideal for players looking to learn more about the overall game, including infield, pitching, outfield, hitting and team instruction.
Camp capacity is limited to 50 players. In addition to Reggie Sanders, players will learn from Ripken Baseball certified coaches, including college players, former minor league players, and college/high school coaches.
The camp cost is $300 per player for ages 7-8 and $350 per player for ages 9-12 per player. For more information please call 866-RIP-KEN9 or register online at www.ripkencamps.com.