The Aberdeen IronBirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League) have announced they will pay tribute to hometown heroes, Cal and Bill Ripken, and play as the Aberdeen Legacy on Saturday, August 3, against the Vermont Lake Monsters. Read more here.
Christina Settimi from Forbes takes a look at Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and his $30 million annual take from his baseball business ventures. Read more here.
Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. has announced that he will be auctioning off the 1994 Chevy Suburban he drove for several years during his legendary career. The vehicle was driven by Ripken to Camden Yards the nights he tied and broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played on September 5 and 6, 1995. Ripken also drove the Suburban to Baltimore Orioles post-season Continue reading
Has it really been 20 season since that Camden Yards, home of MLB’s Baltimore Orioles, opened for business? Ryan Loy from The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA) takes a look at the now-seasoned stadium and its architectural influences across the industry. Continue reading
The Augusta (GA) Commission voted 6-2 on Tuesday night to place on the 2012 general election ballot a proposal to build a new riverfront ballpark for the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets owned by Cal Ripken. Read more here.
Talk of a new ballpark for the Single-A, Cal Ripken-owned Augusta GreenJackets has been going on for years, but Augusta Commissioner Matt Aitken believes it’s time to pee pee or get off the potty. He plans to bring up a resolution at Tuesday’s meeting of the commissioners to direct the city to explore funding for a new stadium. Read more here and here. Thanks to John Cerone for the story.
Washington Post reporter Mark Giannotto takes a look at the demise of the historic (founded in 1945) Washington, D.C.-based Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League and the rise of the Maryland-based Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. The Clark Griffith suspended operations for the 2010 season but vow to return. Read more here.