From 1987 through 1998, William Ripken, sometimes known as "Billy The Kid," played in the American National Baseball Association as a shortstop. He played for a number of teams over his career, including the Cleveland Indians (1995), Texas Rangers (1993-94, '97), Baltimore Orioles (1987-92, '96), and Detroit Tigers (1998). At 180 pounds (82 kg) and 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall, Ripken displayed his right-handed batting and throwing abilities during his time on the field. He is notable for being Cal Ripken, Jr.'s younger brother, the illustrious Hall of Famer.
Since his father, Cal Ripken, Sr., was a player and coach for the Baltimore Orioles, Billy Ripken's life has been centered around baseball since he was a little child. Following his graduation from Aberdeen High School, Ripken's love and aptitude for baseball led to the Orioles selecting him in the 11th round of the 1982 MLB Draft. When Cal Ripken, Jr. joined his brother in playing for the Orioles in 1987, Ripken reached the height of his career, making baseball history as the first father to manage two kids on the same team.
Ripken led the Orioles in batting average in 1990 with an impressive.291 record, despite his reputation being more for his skill in the field than his hitting. He played second base as the team's starting player for the most of his first stint with them. He played for four different clubs after that, including the Orioles again in 1996, mostly as a utility infielder and never as a long-term starter.
After his extraordinary career in Major League Baseball, Ripken moved on to other positions in the sports business. He presently works as a studio commentator for MLB Network as a radio host for XM Satellite Radio. While Ripken may be referred to as "Billy The Kid" on the baseball field, his work as a broadcaster and commentator continues to show his unwavering love and devotion for the sport..
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Sports & Athlete
Baseball, Male, Age Group-60's+, American