Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr., was born on August 24, 1960, in Havre de Grace, Maryland, to Cal and Vi Ripken, while his father was playing a minor-league baseball game in Topeka, Kansas. His father began working for the Baltimore Orioles organization during the late 1950s. He stopped playing and turned to coaching when he injured himself catching a ball in 1961. Cal Jr. was born into baseball: from the beginning of his life, baseball was a family affair. He grew up wearing baseball uniforms and... więcej
Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.