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CAL RIPKEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Today in History: Iron Man Cal Ripken Outplays the Iron Horse

Cal Ripken Jr. broke the unbeatable record of Lou Gehrig’s most consecutive games played (via newsfeed) On September 6, 1995, Iron Man caught the Iron Horse when Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 2,131 consecutive games, and became the first to surpass Lou Gehrig‘s record. The game didn’t start until Ripken took a lap around the field, despite his protest. He didn’t want to attract...
Via Grandstand University
10 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Tireball.com
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss
NO MORE MESSING AROUND

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

Ripken to address mother's kidnapping

Cal Ripken is preparing to speak out about his mother's kidnapping last week. The Hall of Fame infielder has scheduled a news conference for Friday morning in Baltimore, when he's expected to provide an update on the investigation and make a statement. Ripken's 74-year-old mother, Vi, told police she was kidnapped at gunpoint last week, blindfolded and driven around...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss
SCARY STORY

Cal Ripken Jr.'s mother abducted

Violet Ripken, the 74-year-old mother of Cal Ripken Jr., was abducted at gunpoint Tuesday in Maryland. Thankfully, she was found unharmed Wednesday morning.

Via NESN.com
July 25, 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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