Cal Ripken Jr.
Cal Ripken Jr.
Real Name/Full Name Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Cal Ripken Jr.
Birth Place: Havre de Grace, Maryland
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 24 August 1960
Age/How Old: 63 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 102 Kg
In Pounds – 225 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blond
Parents Name: Father – Cal Ripken Sr.
Mother – Violet Ripken
Siblings: Billy, Fred, and Elly Ripken
School: Aberdeen Senior High School
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Kelly Geer (m, 1987; div, 2016)
Laura S. Ripken (m, 2018)
Kids/Children Name: Rachel Ripken and Ryan Ripken
Profession: Former Professional Basketball Player, Businessperson, and Author.
Net Worth: $80 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Cal Ripken Jr. is a popular American former professional basketball player, businessperson, and author. He dedicated his entire Major League Baseball career playing for the Baltimore Orioles. In his career, he earned numerous honors including winning the Gold Globe Awards and AL MVP Awards. He holds the records for consecutive games played in Major League Baseball with 2632 games.

Well, how well do you know about Cal Ripken Jr.? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Cal Ripken Jr.’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Cal Ripken Jr. to date.

Biography and Early Life

Cal Ripken Jr., whose full name is Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr., was born on the 24th of August 1960 in Havre de Grace, Maryland. He was born to parents, Cal Ripken Sr. and Violet Ripken. His father was a popular baseball coach and manager who dedicated 36 years of his life to the Baltimore Orioles. Coming to his siblings, he has two brothers, Billy and Fred Ripken, and a sister named Elly Ripken. He knew he wanted to become a baseball player since he was just three years old.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Cal Ripken Jr. in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Cal Ripken Jr.’s age is 63 years old as of today’s date 16th July 2024 having been born on 24 August 1960. Though, he is 6′ 4″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 225 lbs in Pound and 102 kg in Kilograms.


Cal Ripken Jr. received his high school education from the Aberdeen Senior High School. During his time at the aforementioned school, he played both basketball and soccer. His performances in basketball brought him the Harford County Most Valuable Player (MVP) honor and also brought Aberdeen the state championship in 1978.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Cal Ripken Jr. With Wife Laura S. Ripken
Cal Ripken Jr. With Wife Laura S. Ripken

Cal Ripken Jr. married Kelly Geer in 1987 but they got divorced in 2016 after being married for almost three decades. Together, they have a daughter, Rachel Ripken, and a son named Ryan Ripken. In 2018, he married Laura S. Ripken and they have been together ever since.

Is Cal Ripken Jr. Gay?

When it comes to Cal Ripken Jr.’s sexual orientation, he is straight and is neither gay nor bisexual. He has been married to Laura S. Ripken since 2018. He was previously married to Kelly Geer with whom he has two children. His relationship history proves that he is straight.

Professional Career

Cal Ripken Jr. began his career in 1978 after being selected by Baltimore Orioles as the 48th overall pick in the year’s Major League Baseball draft. His minor league career lasted from 1978 to 1981. During his time with Charlotte in 1980, he performed amazingly which brought him All-Star honors and helped Charlotte to win the Southern League championship.

His major league career lasted from 1981 to 2001 and he played only for Baltimore Orioles. He won the AL Rookie of the Year Award in 1982 but his most successful years were 1983 and 1991. In 1983, his batting average was .318 and he won the AL MVP award. He would win the same award once again in 1991 where his batting average was .323.

He has been working as a studio analyst for TBS Sports since October of 2007. Until 2021, he also served on the board of directors of the video game company, ZeniMax Media.  He is the CEO and President of Ripken Baseball. It’s worth mentioning here that he founded the business with his brother Bill Ripken. He is the owner of the minor league baseball team, Aberdeen IronBirds. Apart from being a former basketball player and a businessperson, he is an author as well.

He has written close to thirty books in his career. In 1997, he released his autobiography, “The Only Way I Know” which he co-wrote with Mike Bryan. The book was a huge success as it became a New York Times Best Seller. In 2011, he released the children’s fiction book, “Hothead” which he co-wrote with Kevin Cowherd. The book was also a New York Times bestseller.


  • Cal Ripken Jr. was the winner of the Golden Glove Award both in 1991 and in 1992.
  • Cal Ripken Jr. has been a part of the Major League Baseball All-Star game 19 times in his career.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Cal Ripken Jr. in 2024

Cal Ripken Jr. Net Worth
Cal Ripken Jr. Net Worth

As of 2024, Cal Ripken Jr. has garnered a net worth of $80 Million. He is a man of many talents and has achieved tremendous success in not just his playing career but also in his business career. Apart from that, he has also achieved considerable success in his writing career. Keeping in mind how successful he has been, it’s only natural that he has built such a handsome net worth.

Cal Ripken Jr. is a legendary baseball player and it’s hard to disagree with that. He is involved with several charities which shows the kind of person he is. With that being said, we thank him for giving us some great sporting moments and hope he continues to look out for the people like he always has.


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