Autograph Tips For Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium

The Autograph Tips For Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium
by Malcolm MacMillan
  • IronBirds sign along first base side before and after games
Before the start of each game, several IronBirds players sign autographs along the wall down the first base line.

The odds of getting a number of autographs during a visit to Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium are high, considering how easygoing players typically are in Short-Season A ball. The IronBirds don't have an autograph booth set up in the concourse, but don't let this get you down.

When the gates open, run (or walk, depending on your level of exuberance) to field level and secure a spot along the railing of the team whose players you hope to get to sign. (The IronBirds are on the first base side.) If the players aren't already out on the field, they soon will be. Call out to certain guys you want or simply wait for a handful to walk over the fence. Many players at this level sign without prompting, both before and after each game.

There's typically more demand for the home team's players, but if you're after the signature of a prospect in a different organization, see if you can find him somewhere along the third base line.