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 20 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.
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Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Culminates 20th Anniversary Year with Unveiling of 100th Youth Development Park
Helping to celebrate the 20th anniversary year of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Cal joined with the Foundation and other great partners for the unveiling of the 100th Youth Development Park in the country – the 100th YDP being special in that it was built in...
With the nationwide commemoration of America’s 250th anniversary coming in 2026, America250 has tapped Cal to serve on its Sports and Entertainment Advisory Council, paring the 'Iron Man' with the nation's effort to mark 250 years of America's independence in a...
The ‘Iron Man’ took the lead as an ambassador for the newly-created Lou Gehrig Day created by Major League Baseball. Officially launched on June 2, 2021, the day was created to honor the legacy of Gehrig, build awareness and raise funds for ALS, also known as Lou...
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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