June 6, 2012
Orioles Draft Cal Ripken's Kid
And, it should come as no surprise, the Baltimore Orioles went ahead and drafted Ryan Ripken, son of Charm City hero Cal Jr. in the 20th round of this year's MLB Draft.
Sure, Ryan wasn't the first second generation ballplayer to get selected, but let's not kid ourselves, the names Lee Mazzilli and Lance McCullers aren't really setting the interwebs on fire.
You see, their offspring got drafted as well. But, more about that younger Ripken!
The 6-foot-6 high school senior batted .377 with 25 RBIs and 20 runs scored this past season. And as a pitcher...dude went 4-1 with 2.30 ERA.
This past November, you might recall, Ryan signed his letter of intent to play baseball for the University of South Carolina.