Over the years, Cal has evolved into one of the most sought-after… corporate speakers in the country. His speech provides audiences with reflections on hard work, and success that can be applied on and off the field, based on his 8 elements of perseverance and stories from his exhilarating career and life in baseball. Cal has spoken to Fortune 500 companies including Walmart, Amazon, United Healthcare and more.
During and post MLB career, Cal has served as a spokesman for… numerous brands across many industries including Chevy, Coca-Cola, Wisk Laundry Detergent, Energizer, Kellogg’s, Transitions Lenses, LifeBridge Health System, John Deer, Roy Rogers Restaurants and Oppenheimer Funds.
As a result of his deep understanding of and ability to breakdown the game… of baseball, Cal has become a desired media guest and established media personality. From regular appearances on national sports and entertainment media outlets to being an integral part of the TBS MLB Post-Season broadcast team for a decade and having a weekly radio show on Sirius for years, Cal is a welcomed personality across the media landscape.
Ripken’s name has become synonymous with strength, character, perseverance and integrity. After retiring from the game in 2001 he remained dedicated to baseball through the establishment and growth of his business ventures, Ripken Baseball and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.
In this chapter of his life Ripken is using the platform that baseball has provided him to help grow the game he loves at the grassroots level.
For the last 18 years, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has worked tirelessly to implement youth development programs and create parks that directly address the problems facing at-risk youth in distressed communities across the country.
Cal Ripken is baseball’s all-time “Iron Man.” He retired from the game in October 2001 after 21 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. His name appears in the record books repeatedly, most notably as one of only ten players in history to achieve 400 home runs and 3,000 hits. On July 29, 2007 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
in the news
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Adjusts Mission for Immediate Needs, Surpasses Three Million Mark in Distributing Meals During Strike Out Hunger Campaign
When COVID-19 struck, we were all stunned, confused and scared. At that time, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation was focusing its energies on the programs that they have grown nationally - constructing Youth Development Parks to provide kids in underserved communities...read more
Cal Unites With 24 Hours Team and Gordon Ramsay on FOX Network Special to Help Revitalize Ellicott City
Back in mid-February, Cal spent the day working with world-renowned chef, Gordon Ramsay and his 24 Hours crew, to help inspire the Phoenix Emporium team as they rebuilt and transitioned their restaurant to a new location. This was shown in the episode of Gordon...read more
Cal made his Twitter debut on April 7th, delighting baseball fans around the world and for an important reason; with the COVID-19 global pandemic affecting millions of people in the United States and abroad, one of the areas most impacted by the crisis is and...read more
Cal Ripken, Jr. is baseball’s all-time “Iron Man”, Hall of Famer and now … American business leader. Raised in a baseball family Cal's playing career spanned 21 seasons, all with his hometown Baltimore Orioles. After retiring from the game in 2001 he remained dedicated to baseball through the establishment and growth of Ripken Baseball and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. Over the years he has served as a spokesman for numerous brands, has been a national broadcaster and evolved into one of the most sought-after corporate speakers and authors in the country.
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