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Fri, 29 Jun 2012 01:43:47 -0700
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter tied Cal Ripken Jr. for 13th on the all-time Major League Baseball hit list when he collected his 3,184th career hit Thursday, June 28, against the Chicago White Sox.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 00:17:27 -0800
Baltimore Orioles legendary SS Cal Ripken Jr. believes C Matt Wieters will bounce back in 2011, according to Matt Vensel of The Baltimore Sun. "He's learned the pitching staff and he understands them from the defensive side. But offensively, he now has a lineup that has more protection throughout it," Ripken said. Wieters is hitting .357 this spring.
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 14:52:49 -0700
Former Baltimore Orioles IF Cal Ripken Jr. is exploring the possibility of joining the team as a part-time adviser, reports The Associated Press. Ripken has been meeting on a regular basis with Orioles owner Peter Angelos and president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail. Ripken is willing to get back in the game before his son graduates high school if they are able to come up with a plan that would allow him to serve the team while remaining dedicated to his family.
Fri, 15 May 2009 11:03:17 -0700
ESPN.com reports retired MLB SS/3B Cal Ripken Jr. wants to know why New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez initially took performance-enhancing drugs when playing for the Texas Rangers. "I really want to know why," Ripken said. "I'm going to make it my business to find out."
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 08:24:08 -0800
Christopher Elser and Peter Cook, of Bloomberg News, report former MLB SS Cal Ripken Jr. said New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez's accomplishments will carry an asterisk after he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs.
Wed, 29 Oct 2008 17:02:23 -0700
Bill Ordine, of The Baltimore Sun, reports former MLB SS Cal Ripken Jr. will make his second trip for the U.S. Department as an American Public Diplomacy Envoy next month to promote baseball in Nicaragua.
Tue, 26 Aug 2008 11:29:46 -0700
Baltimore Business Journal's Ryan Sharrow reports Hall of Fame SS Cal Ripken Jr. purchased the Class A Vero Beach Rays of the Florida State League. As part of the deal, the team will relocate to Port Charlotte, Fla., for the 2009 season. This will be the third minor league franchise acquired by Ripken Baseball, which also owns the Aberdeen IronBirds and the Augusta GreenJackets.
Tue, 01 Jul 2008 21:37:09 -0700
Ronald Blum, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports former MLB SS Cal Ripken Jr. said he thinks major league officials are making a big deal over nothing in regards to the danger of maple bats. "I think they might be making a little bit too much out of it," Ripken said Tuesday, July 1.
Thu, 03 Apr 2008 07:27:31 -0700
The Washington Examiner's Matt Palmer and John Keim report Hall of Famer SS Cal Ripken Jr. doesn't have any interest in becoming a full-time broadcaster. He works for TBS during the All-Star Selection Show and during its coverage of the postseason.
Mon, 13 Aug 2007 10:11:02 -0700
Jeff Barker, of the Baltimore Sun, reports former Baltimore Orioles SS Cal Ripken Jr. has been named a special sports envoy for the United States by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. Ripken will act as a goodwill ambassador representing the United States and will work to spread baseball globally.