For the Ripken’s, baseball is the family business.  Cal Ripken Jr. followed his father’s footsteps and now his son Ryan is also hoping to make a career in baseball.

Ryan Ripken, a Senior at Gillman High School recently worked out for the Baltimore Orioles according to a tweet from Mel Antonen.  Ryan played in the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game in 2011 at Wrigley Field and will reportedly play college ball in South Carolina.

The first baseman received several scholarships offers after hitting .353 during his junior year at Gillman.

Ryan, who stands tall at 6′ 6″, is also a local star on the basketball court.

He sounds just like a chip off the old block.

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  1. Great! Just what the Orioles need… A Prima Donna like his dad who had to stay in his own hotel with no roommates and didn’t want to help out any younger players… To this day the old man is all about himself and making money…

    • Funny , I was going to post the same thing , I was also going to mention his private jet he used to get to the games so he wouldn’t have to travel with the team,,,,,,,,,,,,Cal was over-rated and if you compare his stats , they only look good because he played so darn long,,,,,,,even his streak was allowed to continue at the expense of the team in general,,,,,,,,,to this day , he is screwing his hometown of Aberdeen , not the kind of guy I want my kids to look up to , he is a fraud………..

    • Damn, I agree.

  2. At least Cal showed up on a rainy Saturday night five weeks ago to honor Frank Robinson during Frank’s Statue unveiling! Oh. Wait. Never mind…

  3. Avi M (@2131andBeyond)

    Total organizational move. Have seen him play on multiple occasions and actually played summer ball with him 3 years back. Not very good. Pitching is his only strength but won’t take him anywhere past high school ball. Bat speed isn’t there, and a below average fielder at 1st.

  4. ha, way to bash the best athlete baltimores ever had. you guys are probably right…cal doesnt care about the orioles or young players thats why he OWNS A TEAM THAT TEACHES ROOKIE PLAYERS OF THE ORIOLES. O yeah and he never really had a “good year” basically just ok like omar vizquel for a long time. Thats probably why he was AN MVP TWICE AND A 19 TIME ALL STAR. You guys seem like you know Cal personally though so I won’t argue.

  5. Hey Cal does great things for the youth. I’m at one of his parks right now with a program for 200 kids. Still waiting for the Jeter Camp to open. Maybe in a dozen years. Also a USC Gamecock. We are very pleased to have him & everything he brings. Let me be the first to say “you wish”. Enjoy the grapes.

    • Sorry, but Cal Ripken does whatever benefits Cal Ripken.

      Two Orioles HOFers were not present for Frank Robby’s statue unveiling, Brooks, who is in poor health, and Cal, who had 5 months to clear his schedule of any other obligations. Cal had a history of selfish acts, from his traveling via separate jets to games, to his staying in separate hotels from his team, to his unwillingness to mentor younger players. I wrote to Cal some years back about these facts and received a very curt response back from his attorney explaining that “Cal’s interaction and bonding with his team was done on the field”. A bunch of crap from a guy who put himself above the team.

      • I wouldn’t answer you either. You sound like you have it all figured out ‘cept wrong.

      • Don’t be so hard on Ripken, there might not be an I in Team but there is one in RIPKEN.

    • Figures you are a gameCOCK…

      • Yeah. It’s a fighting rooster & named after a historical figure from the American Revolution. It is also the mascot for a UNIVERSITY. Your level of humor indicates that you topped out at the ELEMENTARY level or have no class.

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