|Cal (r) with father and brother|
And a mom named Vi who has been the glue of the family for all these years. At 74, she's still active with the Harford County Boys and Girls Club, and is a regular at Ripken Stadium, the complex of fields where kids from all over the world play ball, as does an Oriole minor league team. The widow of "Senior" is a beloved figure in her town, her county, and the entire state of Maryland.
|Cal and Vi|
Once this guy is found - and trust me - he will be found, we will know what his story is. It might be very tough to find twelve citizens of this state who would give him a fair hearing, though. That's how much we love our Ripkens.