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November 14, 2011
Cal Ripken Jr. is on a U.S. State Department visit to the earthquake-damaged parts of Japan.  We will post his videos from the trip here.  You can get more information on the trip on Cal's blog.                    
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
Three key members of the 1997 Orioles, the last team in club history to reach the American League Championship Series, gathered amidst the bustle of this year's pennant series to reflect on the last great era of the franchise and give their thoughts on the one currently blossoming. Former Orioles players Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Bordick, and Brady Anderson swapped stories of their successes in the mid-1990s, reflected on where the franchise went after those boom years, and savored the fact that the roar has finally returned.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2012
Already an author and a Hall of Famer, Cal Ripken is adding foodie to his resume. The Oriole great has launched a line of hamburgers. According to the Daily Record, Ripken and Roseda Beef, a Baltimore company, have teamed up to sell Ripken Gourmet Burgers at Giant. Mmmmm. Ripken burgers. The six-ounce meat patties will be available only in the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia area, the paper says. They cost $9.99 for four. They have apparently just hit stores.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
I'm sure I'm alone in having watched all that I could of Game 1 between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night, given the quick turnaround between Orioles games and the singular focus on the home team here in Baltimore. Watching the painfully slow extra-inning affair in Anaheim, Calif., only reinforced a thought I had during Kansas City's wild-card win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night, and baseball Twitter reinforced that reinforcement for me. What's up with Cal Ripken Jr.?
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By Ken Rosenthal and The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 1995
It was a victory lap for the ages. Rafael Palmeiro and Bobby Bonilla pushed Cal Ripken out of the Orioles' dugout, and off the game's all-time Iron Man went. Down the right-field line, shaking hands with fans in the front row. Into the outfield, greeting the grounds crew and police officers. Above the center-field wall, where fans tumbled out of the bleachers as he leaped to slap them five. Ripken's mother, Vi, leaned against his father, Cal Sr. Earlier, Senior had clapped and waved from his luxury box. Now he stood in his suit, hands behind his back, this incredibly tough man, biting his lower lip to fight back tears.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2012
The Orioles don't play until tonight, but I figured I'd give you something baseball-related to read today. Bert Sugar, best known as a boxing historian, died Sunday from cardiac arrest. He was 75. Sugar is remembered for wearing his fedora, chomping on his cigar and churning out story after wonderful story about boxing. But Sugar was a baseball historian as well. He had a great perspective on the game. In 2005, I was charged with writing a piece about the 10th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr. setting baseball's Iron Man record . My fantastic and ambitious sports editor at the time, Randy Harvey, challenged me to write a wide-sweeping article with historical perspective, something I'm not sure I had done before.
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By David Selig | December 15, 2011
Alabama football coach Nick Saban was at Gilman Wednesday night to take in the Greyhounds' basketball victory over Calvert Hall . Saban, of course, is in the process of wooing Gilman football/basketball standout Cyrus Jones to join the Crimson Tide. The All-Metro Offensive Football Player of the Year is also considering Ohio State (who had assistant Luke Fickell at the game), Auburn, Virginia Tech and Maryland. But that wasn't the only star power at Gilman, as Cal Ripken Jr. and his wife Kelly were there to cheer on their son, Ryan, who also plays for the Greyhounds.
BUSINESS
By Baltimore Sun staff | September 30, 2010
Baltimore baseball legend and former Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. is teaming with Long Valley, N.J.-based Florio Sports LLC to sell a beef jerky snack, the sports firm announced Wednesday. The jerky, called Ripken Power Shred, is available only online at http://www.chewjerky.com until spring of 2011 when the product will be available in retail outlets. The snack, which is made from "lean American beef," according to a news release, will debut at the National Association of Convenience Stores trade show in Atlanta from Tuesday through Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2013
Cal Ripken Jr. is among Rachael Ray's guests on Wednesday's "Ballpark Bites" edition of the "Rachael Ray Show. " In the pre-taped segment, Ripken and Ray chat about Ripken's cooking specialties, their favorite parts of the game and his children's book series. Also on the show, which is dedicated to ballpark food, Ripken tries Ray's banh mi hot dog recipe, and Ray will also be making a brunch dog and BLT dog. The "Rachel Ray Show" with Ripken airs Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. on WMAR channel 2. #sigshell { padding: 10px; float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2010
Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. announced a nationwide education challenge Tuesday that is geared toward helping students knock their math skills out of the park. Through his organization, Ripken Baseball, the Baltimore "Iron Man" launched a Grand Slam Math Challenge, which will ask students in grades kindergarten through 12 in every state to play the online and board game TiViTz to improve their math skills. Ripken said Tuesday that he was inspired to launch the challenge — which uses math skills on a video baseball field — by the youths in his Ripken Baseball program.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said his final visit to Camden Yards this week brought back memories of his first full season in pinstripes. That year, he played against the Orioles in the American League Championship Series and he was in awe of Cal Ripken, Jr., whom Jeter still regards as a role model. “I was sort of thrust right into it,” Jeter said before his final regular-season game at Camden Yards on Sunday night. “Baltimore had great teams. I remember coming here in 1996 in my first full season.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
It's really not a big deal. Nothing, truly, can be a big deal in an All-Star Game with 79 All-Stars. But you can't look at the fastballs Adam Wainwright threw to Derek Jeter last night in comparison to the cutting, diving offerings to Mike Trout one batter later and, at the very least, not notice a difference. Wainwright admitted, then un-admitted, that he grooved one for Derek Jeter's leadoff double in last night's All-Star Game, and it's honestly unclear who cared. Sure, Twitter kind of went crazy and I definitely noticed and texted some buddies about it. But I can't understand why it mattered.
NEWS
June 19, 2014
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation recently announced Mark Butler, president and CEO of Ollie's Bargain Outlet, as its chairman of the board of directors. "We are very proud and eager to have Mark Butler as our new chairman," Steve Salem, president of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, said. "Mark and his wife Betty's passion for giving back has been vital to our success in helping thousands of underprivileged youth across the country. We have the utmost faith that Mark's leadership will help the Ripken Foundation soar to new heights.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn always will be linked by a splendid Sunday in July 2007, when baseball fans massed to celebrate all that was still good in the game. The pair went into the Hall of Fame together - Gwynn, the voluble hitting wizard, and Ripken, the indestructible shortstop. They seemed to admire each other as much as the crowd appreciated them both. So Ripken reacted with sadness Monday when news emerged that Gwynn had died at age 54 after an extended battle with cancer . “This is an extraordinarily sad day,” Ripken said in a statement.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
Players selected on the final day of the major league baseball first-year draft rarely receive national attention, but the Washington Nationals turned some heads Saturday by picking Ryan Ripken (Gilman), son of former Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr. The Nationals chose Ripken, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound first baseman out of Indian River State in Florida, in the 15th round (No. 454 overall). He batted .321 with one home run and 24 RBIs in 42 games as a freshman this year. In 2012, Ripken was drafted in the 20th round by the organization for which his father spent the entirety of his 21-year major league career.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- The Orioles public relations department crunched some more numbers on Chris Davis' three home-run game Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, the second of his career. It's the 20th time it has happened in Orioles history and 13th on the road. The last Orioles player to do it away from Camden Yards was Cal Ripken, Jr., May 28, 1996 at Seattle. Davis joins Eddie Murray and Boog Powell (three times each) as the only Orioles to hit three homers multiple times (Goose Goslin achieved that feat with the St. Louis Browns)
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | August 13, 2012
John Maroon is uniquely positioned to offer an opinion on the superstar athlete turned businessman. His firm, Maroon PR, represents Cal Ripken Jr. He's worked with the former Orioles star on and off since 1995, in the process ushering perhaps the most endearing sports character of the last two decades through a transformation from relentless ball player to business owner, baseball advocate, television personality and book author. But even Maroon, who like any Baltimorean has watched Michael Phelps grow from awkward kid to one of the most accomplished athletes of all time, wonders what the future holds for the Charm City's swimming virtuoso.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
Cal Ripken Jr. was at Ed Smith Stadium to promote his new children's book, “Wild Pitch,” and he stopped by and talked to the local media. (By the way, they brought 400 books to be signed and all were sold. The Iron Man can still hold the attention of baseball fans.) Ripken was asked about what he's eyeing now that his youngest child, son Ryan, is off to college at the University of South Carolina -- and whether a long-discussed, long-rumored return to the Orioles in some type of front-office role is still on the radar.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Orioles Hall of Fame infielder Cal Ripken Jr. apparently would trade his career for New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who started his farewell season Tuesday night. In the beginning of an interview on the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday, Ripken -- while laughing -- said that he'd "rather have Derek's" career, when asked by the host. "And for this reason: A bad year for Derek is losing in the first round of the playoffs," Ripken said in the inteview. "So I was totally jealous of the fact that he had a chance to perform and play in the playoffs -- everybody's wish and dream is. I had a few chances, which was great, but I wanted a whole lot more than that.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
A new series on MLB Network, "My Most Memorable Game," debuts tonight at 9 p.m. with Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. talking about a notable game from his career. Anyone want to guess which one he'll be discussing? OK, so it's not surprising that the Iron Man will talk about the game against the California Angels on Sept. 6, 1995 at Camden Yards -- the night he broke Lou Gehrig's record by playing in his 2,131st straight game. But it should still be an interesting show for Orioles fans.
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