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Cal Ripken Jr.'s Mom Cannot Catch a Break

Vi Ripken fends off carjacker a year after being abducted

(Newser) - Cal Ripken Jr.'s mom is apparently a magnet for bizarre crimes. Last year she was abducted at gunpoint and later found safe, and yesterday, someone tried to steal her car. Vi Ripken was outside a bank when the gun-toting would-be carjacker approached her and stated his intentions, the... More »

Cal Ripken Jr.'s Mom Abducted, Found Safe

Violet Ripken forced into car at gunpoint: police

(Newser) - A very strange crime story out of Baltimore: Violet Ripken, mother of Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr., was abducted from her house at gunpoint but is now back home, unharmed. A man reportedly forced the 74-year-old into a 1998 Lincoln Town Car between 7am and 8am yesterday, and she was... More »

Ripken, Gwynn Deck the Hall

75,000 fans show up for induction of loyal franchise centerpieces

(Newser) - Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken, Jr., were inducted to baseball's Hall of Fame today; both were notable for their remarkable consistency over careers spanning three decades, and both spent those careers with single teams. Their loyalty was repaid by circa 75,000 fans who came to see them inducted, the... More »

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