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By Karin Remesch | September 13, 1998
Mission: To commemorate the impact two generations of the Ripken family have had on baseball and millions of Americans, including the people of Aberdeen, the family's hometown; and to preserve and protect the artifacts from one of baseball's most famous families and the traditionalist values they stand for. Exhibits include the "tools of the trade," ranging from baseball's early days of no batting helmets to World Series memorabilia from Cal Jr. and Bill,...
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September 7, 2008
On Sept. 6, 1995, Harford County native Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles, born and raised in Aberdeen, surpassed Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive baseball games played, and his ovation lasted 22 minutes. The night Ripken tied Gehrig's record and the night he broke it, he changed uniforms after the fifth inning. On the night of game number 2,131, the first uniform went to his son, and the second uniform went to the Ripken Museum in Aberdeen. Ripken voluntarily ended his streak on Sept.
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BUSINESS
February 6, 1996
Cal Ripken is hitting the Information Superhighway.A Ripken Museum site on the Internet's World Wide Web will allow fans to check out Ripken memorabilia and photos, meet Cal Sr., Billy and other Ripkens, take a virtual tour of the museum and visit Aberdeen, the Ripkens' hometown and home of the museum.The Ripken web site (www.picgroup.com/ripken) -- now featuring basic information about the museum and details on becoming members of a fan club -- remains "under construction."The Piccirilli Group, a Bel Air marketing and advertising firm designing the site, says the site will be greatly expanded in the coming weeks to include a wealth of exhibits on Cal Jr., the streak that shattered Lou Gehrig's 2,130-consecutive game record and the museum, among other things.
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By Amanda Angel and Amanda Angel,SUN STAFF | October 26, 2003
John Smith's first exploration into Harford County was during the summer of 1608. Even before that time, the area around the Chesapeake was full of history and artifacts. Each museum in the county documents a small piece of that history whether it is about the geology of the land, the people who lived on the land or the art inspired by the land. Here are some of the museums found in Harford County: The Concord Point Lighthouse at Lafayette and Concord streets in Havre de Grace is the oldest continuously operated lighthouse in Maryland.
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By Phil Hosmer and Phil Hosmer,Special to The Sun | July 23, 1995
Baltimore may have the Babe, but Aberdeen has the Iron Man.A museum honoring Baltimore Orioles' shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. and his family is planned to open early next year in Aberdeen, the family's hometown.After several years of discussion, the museum project gained momentum this year, mainly because Mr. Ripken is on pace to break New York Yankee Lou Gehrig's streak of playing in 2,130 consecutive games. The record is expected to be set Sept. 6.Mr. Ripken has given the project his approval and will donate memorabilia and artifacts from his career to the museum after the baseball season ends.
NEWS
April 25, 1996
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.Pub Date: 4/25/96
SPORTS
August 17, 1995
The Ripken Museum is scheduled to open at the beginning of the 1996 baseball season at the current Aberdeen City Hall. The Sun's Jamison Hensley spoke this week with James McMahon, president of Ripken Museum Inc.Q: How did the museum idea start?A: At a boys and girls club banquet, Aberdeen Mayor Charles Boutin was sitting next to Cal's agent, Ron Shapiro. Mayor Boutin turned around to Mr. Shapiro and said, "What do think about a Cal Ripken Museum in Aberdeen?" And Mr. Shapiro thought it was a great idea.
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By Jon Morgan | April 24, 1996
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.zTCCal 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.
NEWS
September 7, 2008
On Sept. 6, 1995, Harford County native Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles, born and raised in Aberdeen, surpassed Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive baseball games played, and his ovation lasted 22 minutes. The night Ripken tied Gehrig's record and the night he broke it, he changed uniforms after the fifth inning. On the night of game number 2,131, the first uniform went to his son, and the second uniform went to the Ripken Museum in Aberdeen. Ripken voluntarily ended his streak on Sept.
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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,SUN STAFF | January 27, 1996
Cal Ripken, appearing at a fund-raiser for the Ripken Museum in Harford County last night, expressed excitement about playing with new Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar and "guarded optimism" about the 1996 season."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1999
The ball that Cal Ripken hit for his 400th career home run took a bad hop before it landed in the appreciative hands of George Washington University law student Daniel Gerkin. It bounced off the face of another fan in the left field bleachers -- breaking his nose -- before it squirted through an orchard of outstretched arms and was caught on the fly by 24-year-old future attorney. The injured fan was not identified. "As I was ushered out of the stands," Gerkin said, "I was offered $100,000 dollars, though I don't know how serious that was."
SPORTS
March 27, 1999
The family of Cal Ripken Sr. will welcome those wishing to pay respects to the former Orioles coach and manager tomorrow and Monday at the Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home, 333 South Parke St. in Aberdeen.Viewings will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day.A private memorial service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Aberdeen. The service will be limited to family members and close friends.Ripken died Thursday of lung cancer at the age of 63.In honor of Ripken's memory, his family will establish a foundation "devoted to teaching our youth the craft of baseball," said a spokesman for the Tufton Group, a Towson public relations firm that represents Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken Jr.Plans for the organization are incomplete, but donations may be sent to The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, 2330 West Joppa Road, Suite 333, Lutherville, Md. 21093.
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By Karin Remesch | September 13, 1998
Mission: To commemorate the impact two generations of the Ripken family have had on baseball and millions of Americans, including the people of Aberdeen, the family's hometown; and to preserve and protect the artifacts from one of baseball's most famous families and the traditionalist values they stand for. Exhibits include the "tools of the trade," ranging from baseball's early days of no batting helmets to World Series memorabilia from Cal Jr. and Bill,...
NEWS
August 20, 1998
HARFORD COUNTY discovered something better than term limits in 1998. It's called ambition.Eileen M. Rehrmann was barred by law from a third term as county executive, leading to her recently aborted run for governor. Other incumbents sought her seat, leading still other incumbents to attempt a shot at those vacancies. The result of this musical chairs is that Harford voters have impressive choices for the primary.District 34, which covers the southern and eastern parts of the xTC county, has a major battle for state Senate between Democratic Del. Mary Louise Preis and Republican Del. Nancy Jacobs, a rising star among conservatives.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | April 3, 1997
A few people left yesterday's Opening Day game a little early to attend the unveiling of a bronze monument to the "Iron Man."A ceremony was held last evening at the Ripken Museum in Aberdeen to unveil a 915-pound statue of Orioles third baseman vTC Cal Ripken Jr. Three generations of the Ripken family, including his mother and father, were on hand along with Gov. Parris N. Glendening and local politicians as residents got their first look at the monument.Sculpted...
NEWS
December 15, 1996
FEELING BLUE about Cal Jr. being shifted to third? You already miss brother Billy, who is returning to Texas to play baseball? Still steamed about announcer Jon Miller's departure? You can get a pick-me-up -- an orange-and-black blood transfusion -- in Aberdeen. The Ripken Museum has just opened there in an old stone portion of City Hall.This is a fine boutique gallery. It accommodates only 35 visitors at a time. But the architect got the most he could from limited space.The museum was formed by civic leaders in Aberdeen -- where Cal Jr., his brothers and sister were raised and his parents still live -- as well as the Ripkens and their associates.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | September 7, 1995
Jerry Bounds can rest now. The Aberdeen appliance store owner can stop rising early every morning and changing his Cal Ripken sign.On the Aberdeen Thruway on the outskirts of town is a sign that proclaims in red and black letters: "Welcome to Aberdeen, Maryland. Hometown of Cal Ripken Jr." Under that is a line noting the number of games until Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games streak.The number is now zero.Last night, approximately 3,000 of Aberdeen's 14,000 residents sat in their lawn chairs on the football field and, on a giant TV screen stretched between a set of the goal posts, watched the Orioles' shortstop play in his record-breaking 2,131st game.
NEWS
March 28, 1995
If the citizens of Aberdeen want to honor Cal Ripken Jr. and family with a baseball museum, more power to them. "The Streak" or not, the Orioles shortstop is an assured future Hall of Famer who has made his mark as a local boy spending his all-star career with the distinguished local ballclub. The major league tenures of his father Cal Sr. and brother Billy add to the family's baseball legacy.Whether it is premature to establish such an attraction -- no other active player has a museum, although plenty have restaurants filled with memorabilia -- we leave to the judgment of others.
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By John Steadman | December 15, 1996
It's a standout in any league -- the new Ripken Baseball Museum that represents in purpose and content an overwhelming personal tribute to a hometown hero. The doors have opened to what is a remarkable testimonial, not just to a player who scaled historic heights but to a family's lifetime involvement in what is the grandest of all American games.Aberdeen can be proud of what it has created. Cal Ripken Jr. hasn't yet inspected what has been produced but is certain to be pleased. The notable achievements of Ripken, who reached for the stars and touched them, provided the thrust for such acclaim in a career that has caught the attention and admiration of the nation.
NEWS
April 25, 1996
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.Pub Date: 4/25/96
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