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Ripken was also notable. He never settled on a signature battling stance during his career. He was sometimes referred to as the man of 1,000 stances. He was nicknamed The Iron Man. He has won two Gold Glove Awards for his defense. He is known and considered one of the best shortstops and third basemen in baseball. Ripken also pioneered the way for the success of larger, taller shortstops.
Cal Ripken Jr has been very successful throughout the years.
Ripken decided to go straight from High School to his professional level. Ripken looked for advice from coaches, mostly from Reggie Jackson. He was drafted by the Orioles in the second round of the 1978 MLB draft. In 1981 he won the AL Rookie of the Year Award.
Family and Personal Life
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He married the former Kelly Geer on Friday, November 13th, 1987, at the Towson United Methodist Church. The couple has two children Rachel and Ryan. On April 28th, 2016, they had a divorce after a one-year separation. Ripken married Laura S. Kiessling in 2018. Ryan, his son, is also a baseball player. His mother, Violet Ripken, was kidnapped. She was safely returned. He has written almost thirty books. Ripken wrote several books following his retirements he released the book Parenting Young Athletes in 2005.
|Wife's/Spouse's Name||Kelly Geer|
|Children/Kids||Rachel and Ryan|
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Net Worth, Nationality and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr|
|Age (as of today)||62 years|
|Date of Birth||August 24, 1960|
|Place of Birth||Maryland|
|Height||1.93 m, 6 feet 4 inches|
|Weight||102 kg, 225 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$80 million|
Height, Weight, and Age
Cal Ripken Jr's height is quite tall measuring 1.93 m. Cal Ripken Jr weighs 102 kg. Being born on August 24, 1960, translates to an age of 62 years as of todays date (July 9, 2023).
You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball.Cal Ripken Jr
I never set out to do this; I never set out to say, ‘Can I break this record?’ Then all of a sudden, the preparations made for the celebration put pressure on me. I said, ‘Okay, I have to get there.’ After 2,130, there was sort of a realization it was a foregone conclusion you’re going to play tomorrow.Cal Ripken Jr
All I really try and do is live up to my potential and do as well as I possibly could and to bring to the ballpark each and every day a good effort and do the best that I could each and every day.Cal Ripken Jr
I lived the baseball life as a kid, with my dad in it. And I lived the baseball life as an adult, because I was in it. When I retired, I wanted the opportunity to be a little bit more flexible and home-based for my kids.Cal Ripken Jr
My approach to every game was to try to erase the games that were before and try to focus on the game at hand.Cal Ripken Jr