Bill RipkenCo-Owner + Executive Vice President
Bill Ripken, a 12-year major league veteran, began his career with the Baltimore Orioles in 1987, under the direction of his father, Cal Ripken, Sr., and alongside brother Cal Ripken, Jr. This was the first and remains the only time in Major League Baseball history that a father simultaneously managed two of his sons.
After five and a half seasons with the Orioles, Ripken, who would later return to Baltimore for a year, played for Texas, Cleveland and Detroit. In 1988, he was second among American League second baseman in double plays turned (100). At the plate, Ripken led the Baltimore Orioles in hitting with a .291 average and 28 doubles in 1990.
A second baseman by trade, his fielding percentage was .9927 in 1992, the best of any major league second baseman that season. He concluded his career with a .247 lifetime batting average.
In the spring of 2002, Ripken was honored for his achievements in Major League Baseball with an induction into the Maryland Sports Hall of Fame.
Bill Ripken is currently the Co-Owner/ Executive Vice President of Ripken Baseball, founded in 1999 and based in Baltimore, MD. The sales and marketing company is a parent company to four distinct subsidiaries: The Aberdeen IronBirds, Ripken Amateur Baseball, Ripken Design, Ironclad Authentics and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.
Bill is involved in all aspects of the business and is regularly seen running youth camps and coaches clinics. Through his work with these programs, he has become recognized as one of Americas premiere baseball instructors.