Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken Jr. (full name Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr.) was born on August 24, 1960 in Maryland, Ripken. His parents were Violet and Cal Ripken Sr. Cal has a German and English ancestry. He studied at the Aberdeen High School, where he started his long baseball career. Afterwards, he was drafted by his future team the Orioles in the 2nd round of the 1978 MLB draft.

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Three years later he finally became the Major League’ player. He made his debut in the game against the Kansas City Royals team. His first hit in the major league was during the game against the Chicago White Sox team and their player Dennis Lamp. In the same year he was honored with the AL Rookie of the Year Award. At the end of the 1983 he signed a four year contract with the Baltimore Orioles team for 1 million per year. In the same year he made his first playoffs and helped his team win the AL East.

With a new contract in the 1989 he made a victory hit during the match against The Red ox team. Two years after it was his career year. At that time he finally reached his first awards Gold Glove Award and All-Star Game MVP Award. In the early 90s, his team had some problems with contracts and in the 1992 tried to work out a new one.

In the 1994 he made his 300th home run against the Milwaukee Brewers team and their player Teddy Higuera. In the 1996 he made a little experiment by moving to third base when Manny Alexander took the shortstop position. During that season he made his appearances in the 163 games. He retired at the end of the 2001 season. His last game was in October.

After his sport career, Cal was a very active person in charity activity. Along with other celebrities he founded “Athletes for Hope”, which was a charitable organization and helped to the professional athletes. In the 2007 he wanted to buy his old team the Baltimore Orioles from current owner Peter Angelos, but he didn’t. Later he was involved in his team as an advisor. Cal has an incredible experience in baseball, according to his page on the fangraphs, he got the 21 successful season in his career. His stats include 431 home runs and 3184 hits.

He was married to Kelly Ripken (nee Geer). The couple tied their married knot in the 1987. Cal and his wife have two children, named Rachel and Ryan. His son is a baseball player too. Recently, he got to divorce. It was announced that Cal and his ex wife Kelly lived a year in a separation previous to their divorce. He has a net worth of $75 million dollars. His salary size is still unknown. He is available in the social sites like Twitter, Facebook and Wikipedia. He also wrote a book along with Mike Bryan and it was titled “The Only Way I Know”.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 24 Aug, 1960
Age: 59 yrs
Occupations: Baseball player
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Havre de Grace
Gender: Male
Description: American baseball player
Net Worth 2021: 75 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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