The name Ripken is synonymous with baseball. Just one mention brings certain qualities to mind. Everything from passion and integrity, to perseverance and a commitment to family. It all started with Cal Ripken, Sr.'s lifetime love for the great game of baseball. In all, Cal Sr. spent 37 years with the Baltimore Orioles organization - first as a catcher, then as a manager and company man. He dedicated his days to teaching the fundamentals, showing the value of hard work, and ensuring the future of the game was in good hands. And he passed down his way of doing things to his two sons, who played a combined 33 years in the Majors, with Cal Jr. setting the Major League record with 2,632 consecutive games played, and Bill owning a .985 career fielding average.
This 11x14 photo was signed in blue by Cal Ripken, Sr., Cal Ripken, Jr., and Bill Ripken. It measures roughly 12" x 15" with the frame and includes a Great Moments COA. The Ripken, Sr. signature has a slight smudge, as seen in photos.