Ripken about to be bronzed for museum

April 24, 1996|By Jon Morgan

Because of incorrect information supplied to a reporter, the name of Susan Luery, the artist working on a statue to stand outside the Ripken Museum in Aberdeen, was misspelled in yesterday's editions. Also, the statue is being paid for by a private group, not the artist.

The Sun regrets the error.


Cal Ripken has been immortalized on baseball cards, on commemorative baseballs and on boxes of cereal. Soon he will be in bronze.

A statue of baseball's most durable player has been commissioned and will be erected outside of the Ripken Museum in Aberdeen.


Susan Lurie, the artist who did the larger-than-life treatment of Babe Ruth outside Camden Yards, will make the statue. As she has done with other works, Lurie will donate the statue in exchange for the rights to market miniature replicas, said Ira Rainess, general counsel for the Tufton Group Inc., which coordinates Ripken's business affairs.

Ripken will get a share of royalties from statue sales, Rainess said.

Pub Date: 4/24/96

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