Cal Ripken Jr.: Growing Up in a Baseball Family

Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., knows what it’s like to grow up in a family where Dad is a professional manager and coach. Because Cal Sr. was away from home a good bit during the spring and summer months, Cal Jr. had to find occasions, often at the ballpark, to be around his father. Later, Cal Jr. was managed by his father in the Major Leagues with the Baltimore Orioles, and that situation required a special relationship, since Cal Sr. had the entire team to lead.

Cal Jr. recently had another book published in a series for young adults, titled “Wild Pitch.” In this baseball novel, he draws on some of his own experiences to portray the relationships of father and son characters.

The attached article from is about Cal Jr.’s family ties within baseball:


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