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Play Ball at Cal Ripken's Major League Mansion – Going To Auction

“Live Like Baseball’s Iron Man”

With Major League Baseball’s spring training underway in Florida and Arizona, some lucky fan with deep pockets has the chance to get an all-star deal on the home of Major League Baseball’s all-time record holder for most consecutive games played. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr.’s palatial 24-acre estate in Reisterstown, Maryland will go to absolute auction with no reserve on May 12th.

A 19-time All-Star and two-time American League Most Valuable Player, Cal is best known for breaking Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games streak with 2,632. He and former wife Kelly lived on the estate for almost the entirety of their 29-year marriage. Since their recent divorce, Ripken has moved to Annapolis. He retired in 2001 after 21 seasons with the Orioles and now at age 57 is involved in several sports-related businesses and charities.

Nestled in Maryland’s Worthington Valley, the Ripken home is located on the northern outskirts of Baltimore with direct access into the city. Well balanced with almost equal amounts of open and wooded land, the mansion sits midway into the property via a long private tree-lined drive that curves past a baseball diamond and around a one-acre pond with fishing pier. The 21,890-square-foot residence has six bedrooms and 15 bathrooms to accommodate its huge entertaining capacity along with an indoor basketball court. Also a home theater with box office, stage and candy counter and a large kitchen that can hold up to 100 guests. The estate also has a 10-person spa plus bike and hiking trails throughout the property. The outdoor swimming pool includes a pool house expanding further room for entertaining. In the mid 1990s, Cal’s home was further expanded to include a large gym, batting cage, training room and locker room.

Originally priced at $12.5 million, the Ripken estate will go to absolute auction with no reserve on May 12th.

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