Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Vi Ripken, matriarch of famed O's family, dies

Written by 
Published in Baseball
Sunday, 28 February 2021 19:11

ABERDEEN, Md. -- Vi Ripken, matriarch of the famed Orioles family that includes Hall of Fame son Cal Ripken Jr., has died. She was 82.

Family spokesman John Maroon said Sunday that she died on Friday, a day before her birthday, in Aberdeen, where a youth stadium carries the Ripken name.

Violet and Cal Ripken Sr. married in 1957, and he spent four decades in the Baltimore system as a player, minor league coach and manager. He managed the Orioles in 1987 and early 1988, when sons Cal Jr. and Billy played infield for him.

Vi Ripken made headlines in 2012 after being the victim of a bizarre kidnapping. Police said she was kidnapped at gunpoint at her home in Aberdeen and driven around blindfolded by her abductor. She was found bound and unharmed about 24 hours later in her car near her home. The case was never solved.

Ripken was involved for many years in local and charitable organizations in the Maryland area.

"We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Vi Ripken," the Baltimore Ravens said in a statement. "The Ripkens are engrained in the fabric of the greater Baltimore community, and Vi played a significant role in helping establish their family's strong legacy. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her children and grandchildren during this sorrowful time."

She is survived by sons Cal Jr., Billy and Fred and daughter Elly. Grandson Ryan Ripken, a minor leaguer in the Baltimore system, played Sunday in the Orioles' spring training game against Pittsburgh.

Cal Sr. died in 1999.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Read 39 times

Soccer

Bayern, PSG reject Super League for Champs Lge

Bayern, PSG reject Super League for Champs Lge

Reigning European champions Bayern Munich and the team they beat in last year's Champions League fin...

Sources: Rebel clubs ready for UEFA talks

Sources: Rebel clubs ready for UEFA talks

The 12 rebel clubs planning to form a European Super League (ESL) are "ready for dialogue" with dome...

La Liga title race an afterthought to Super League greed

La Liga title race an afterthought to Super League greed

They say that every cloud -- no matter how dark, stormy and ugly -- carries a silver lining, and in...

Basketball

Rivers joins PG-needy Nuggets on 10-day deal

Rivers joins PG-needy Nuggets on 10-day deal

The Denver Nuggets have signed veteran guard Austin Rivers to a 10-day contract, the team announced...

'Mind-boggling': Dubs in awe of latest Curry feat

'Mind-boggling': Dubs in awe of latest Curry feat

Stephen Curry's recent shooting streak has left everyone around him in awe.Teammates, coaches, oppon...

Baseball

'It's almost mind-boggling': Scouts, opposing pitchers on why the Cubs can't hit

'It's almost mind-boggling': Scouts, opposing pitchers on why the Cubs can't hit

"Mind-boggling." "A mystery." "It's hard to figure."Those are some of the words scouts and opposing...

Marlins OF Marte diagnosed with fractured rib

Marlins OF Marte diagnosed with fractured rib

Miami Marlins outfielder Starling Marte has a fractured rib and will be sidelined for at least a wee...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation

Sponsored Links

I DIG® Newspapers
www.idignewspapers.com
I Dig® Newspapers, stay up to date with the latest news from around the world.
I DIG® Casino
www.idigcasinos.com
I Dig® Casino, explore our online casino games, play a wide range of free slots and casino games at our online casino today.
I DIG® Radio
www.idigradio.com
I Dig® Radio HD is the only place in the internet where you can find free, super high bit rate internet radio stations from around the world. On I Dig® Radio HD you can find free radio stations streaming at 256kbps.

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated