Bill Ripken Profile
Bill Ripken is an American award-winning Analyst and former baseball infielder working at MLB Network as an analyst. He joined MLB Network in 2009.
Bill Ripken Career
Ripken serves as an analyst appearing on several MLB Network’s shows including show Play Ball and MLB Tonight. During his work on MLB Network, he has won several awards and honors including the 2016 Sports Emmy Award. In addition to his roles at MLB Network, he also works as a radio host at XM Satellite Radio.
Prior to working at MLB Network, he was a baseball player who started off in 1987 playing for the Baltimore Orioles. While playing for the Baltimore Orioles, his father was coaching him and his brother Cal Ripken, Jr. His next stop was at the Texas Rangers where he played in 1993, 1994, and 1997. In the year 1995, Ripken played for the Cleveland Indians, and in 1998 played for the Detroit Tigers.
Ripken was inducted into the Maryland Sports Hall of Fame in the spring of 2002. After he retired from playing baseball, he joined his brother in forming a family sales and marketing company named Ripken Professional Baseball which solely deals with growing baseball at the professional and youth levels. In addition to that, their company operates and owns three minor league teams named the Charlotte (Florida) Stone Crabs (www.StoneCrabsBaseball.com); the Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants; and the Aberdeen (Maryland) IronBirds (www.IronBirdsBaseball.com).
Cal Ripken and Bill started their own foundation named The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in 2001. The non-profit foundation mainly specializes in supporting programs in America’s most distressed communities alongside other foundations including P.A.L. centers, Boys & Girls Clubs, and inner-city schools.
Bill Ripken Age
Ripken was born on December 16, 1964, in Havre de Grace, Maryland, U.S. He is therefore 58 years old as of 2022 and celebrates his birthday every year on December 16th.
Bill Ripken Height
Ripken stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 1 inches.
Bill Ripken Family
Ripken was born and raised in the USA by Cal Ripken, Sr., and Violet Ripken. Growing up, he was raised alongside his brother, Cal Ripken Jr. who is also a former baseball player. On July 23, 2012, Bill’s mother was kidnapped at gunpoint and was safely released on July 24, 2012. The following year on October 15, 2013, she was attacked in a parking lot by a man with a handgun at the NBRS Bank in Aberdeen, Maryland. Fortunately, she was left unharmed after she activated a key alarm.
Bill Ripken Wife
Ripken has been happily married to Candace Cauffman since February 13, 1989. The couple is also proud to be parents to their two daughters, named Anna and Miranda as well as 2 sons named Jack and Reese.
Bill Ripken Salary
Being one of the top Analysts and former baseball infielder for MLB Network, Ripken earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Bill Ripken Net Worth
Ripken has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Analyst and former baseball infielder.
Bill Ripken Error Card
Ripken’s 1989 Fleer Card showed him holding a bat that had a “fuck face” which was written on the knob of the bat. He quickly corrected the error and released new versions whereby the text was scrawled over with a marker and was airbrushed.
Bill Ripken Books
- Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way
- Play Baseball the Ripken Way: The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Fundamentals
- State of Play: The Old School Guide to New School Baseball
- Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball’s Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them
- Rare Play Baseball the Ripken Way – Signed by Cal Ripken Jr. – 1st – Baseball +Extras [Hardcover] Cal Ripken, Jr. and Bill Ripken
- The Fundamentals of Pitching (Dvd)
Bill Ripken MLB Network
Ripken is working at MLB Network where he works alongside other famous MLB Network anchors and reporters including;
- Peter Gammons
- Lauren Gardner
- Jon Heyman
- Brian Kenny
- Al Leiter
- Kelly Nash
- Melanie Newman
- Dan O’Dowd
- Jake Peavy
- Carlos Peña
- Hunter Pence
- Dan Plesac
- Bo Porter
- Albert Pujols
- Harold Reynolds