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Ironman NBA referee Dick Bavetta retires after 2,635 games

Referee Dick Bavetta retired from the NBA on Tuesday afternoon after a 39-year career in which he worked a record 2,635 consecutive games. He never missed an assigned game in his entire career, which makes me feel incredibly lazy and worthless. Way to show me up, Bavetta. Bavetta’s 2,635 consecutive games is three more than Cal Ripken’s 2,632 consecutive baseball games, and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Black and Orange Iron Man

There were many special guests at Camden yards last night, as the O’s thumped the Cardinals 12-2. The night featured many highlights for O’s fans, including six home runs by the home team. Furthermore, the team wore special 1954 throwback jerseys for the game. Many Oriole greats were  in attendance at the game including Al Bumbry, Tippy Martinez and Mike Bordick. Cal Ripken...
Via DC Sports-Kings
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles Don’t Care About Our Expectations

In 2012, the Orioles — fresh off a losing streak dating back to the Cal Ripken / Mike Mussina / Davey Johnson squad of 1997 — shocked all of baseball by winning 93 games and the American League wild card game. Backed by what seemed like completely unsustainable one-run luck and with the knowledge that […]
Via Fangraphs
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Man charged with trying to carjack Cal Ripken's mother at gunpoint

ABERDEEN, Md. — Police charged a man Wednesday with trying to carjack baseball great Cal Ripken‘s mother in a bank parking lot in Maryland. Aberdeen police charged Jesse Bowen, 33, of Havre de Grace with attempted armed robbery, attempted armed carjacking, possessing a dangerous weapon, first degree assault and several controlled substance related charges. He was being held without...
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken offering large reward to find mom’s kidnapper

Cal Ripken was known as the Iron Man during his playing days and now the former Baltimore Oriole star is out to solve crime. Ripken, 52, is out to find the man who kidnapped his mother a year ago. The former  MVP and All-Star is offering $100,000 to help find the man who kidnapped Vi Ripken. The announcement of the reward came Thursday at the Sports Legends Museum located next to...
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Ripken offers reward to find mom's kidnapper

The Orioles legend is offering a large reward for the capture of the man who abducted his mother last year.

Via Hall of Very Good
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken's son Ryan leaving South Carolina

The son of baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. is leaving South Carolina after one year. South Carolina baseball spokesman Andrew Kitick said Thursday that Ryan Ripken, a first baseman, was leaving the program. Ripken did not make the 35-man roster this spring and was likely to have similar issues making the club because of a logjam behind starter Kyle Martin at the position next...
Via AP on Fox
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken, Jr. Statue Unveiled in Baltimore at Camden Yards

About time...
Via The Kevin Burke Project
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken’s 74 year old mother got kidnapped

According to Aberdeen police, Cal Ripken’s 74 year old mother Ki Ripken was kidnapped, at gun point, on Tuesday morning. The kidnapper bound her hands, covered her eyes and drove around, with her in the backseat of her Lincoln Continental, until Wednesday morning, when he abandoned her and the car back in her neighborhood.  Gus Kowalewski, her
Via For The Record Sports
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken's Kid Commits to South Carolina

Do you know how hard it is to write a catchy lead to a story about a Hall of Famer's son signing a letter of intent to play collegiate baseball without including some hackneyed "like father, like son" reference?Damn hard.If only Gilmore (Baltimore) High School senior Ryan Ripken's dad was his Billy "Uncle F***face" Ripken...I wouldn't have this problem...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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