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Police Are Still Hunting the Guy who Kidnapped Cal Ripken Jr.’s Mom for a Day

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Sketch via Aberdeen Police Department

Five years out, police haven’t nabbed the suspect who abducted Vi Ripken at gunpoint and left her in the back seat of her own car. Now, they’ve turned to a sketch artist to reignite the investigation.

Cal Ripken Jr.’s Son Signed to Orioles’ Minor-League Affiliate

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Photo via MILB.com

The Aberdeen IronBirds, owned by the Ripken family, have signed a Ripken.

Cal Ripken Jr., Kelly Ripken Divorce After Nearly 30 Years of Marriage

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cal-ripken-commencementOrioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. and Kelly Ripken finalized a divorce after more than 30 years of marriage on Thursday.

Cal Ripken, Jr. on Deck for Enoch Pratt Library Book Talk

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Cal Ripken Jr.,catch of the day fish (2)While the current team is in Florida, Orioles iron man Cal Ripken, Jr. is getting us ready for spring with a talk next week at Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Register Now for 2016 Ripken Baseball Camps

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More and more, when it comes to holiday gifts, Americans are asking for experiences, rather than things. Even kids are catching on to the fact that a new toy or video game can easily be replaced by the next cool gadget or toy trend. But an amazing experience (like, say, a week of Ripken Baseball Camp) is something that they’ll be sure to treasure for a long, long time. Reserve a spot in a 2016 camp before December 17th and receive a 10% discount as well as a free Ripken t-shirt.  It’s the perfect gift for the young baseball fan in your life. And when you stick that Ripken t-shirt under the tree, they’re even getting some instant, wearable gratification.

July 27, 2014: on Haskell Invitational Day at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey Scott Serio/ESW/CSM

Old Bay is Making a Tin to Honor Cal Ripken’s 2131 Streak

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Old_Bay_2131_Can_Smallcatch of the day fish (2)Old Bay has a habit of lasting for a while, but the tins may end up on a lot Baltimore grocery lists next week. McCormick is making a limited edition Old Bay tin to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken’s iron man streak. 

An Update on the Ripken Kidnapping Case

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Remember when some jerk kidnapped Cal Ripken, Jr.’s mom a couple years ago, then returned her unharmed (and unransomed) a day later? This week, Deadspin revisited the story, detailing all the twists and turns in the still-unsolved case.

Suspect Charged in Vi Ripken Attempted Carjacking

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Jesse A. Bowen
Jesse A. Bowen

So far, justice moved swiftly after Vi Ripken’s attempted carjacking on Tuesday. Of course it helped that the incident took place in view of an ATM camera and that the suspect had had a run-in with Aberdeen Police a week before.

Jesse A. Bowen, 33, of Havre de Grace has been charged with attempted armed robbery, attempted armed car jacking, possessing a dangerous weapon, and first degree assault, as well as “several controlled substance related charges.”

Bowen now sits in the Harford County Detention Center, where he is being held without bail.

Vi Ripken Almost a Victim of Armed Carjacking, Again

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Cal Ripken and his mother at his 2001 retirement ceremony in Baltimore.
Cal Ripken and his mother at his 2001 retirement ceremony in Baltimore.

In an almost unthinkable case of deja vu, Vi Ripken — 75-year-old mother of beloved former Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. — was again approached by an armed man who wanted to drive her car. Unlike last time, the plot was completely foiled and police have apprehended a suspect.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the man who confronted Ripken was a would-be carjacker, not a kidnapper. But he ran off after Ripken hit the panic button on her car keys. The incident took place outside NBRS bank in Aberdeen in the middle of the afternoon, and local police were able to identify a suspect from an ATM photo.

Cal Ripken Calling for More Help in Solving Mother Vi’s Mysterious Kidnapping

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Cal Ripken and his mother at his 2001 retirement ceremony in Baltimore.
Cal Ripken and his mother at his 2001 retirement ceremony in Baltimore.

It is now more than year ago that Vi Ripken, mother of baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr., was abducted at gunpoint in Aberdeen, robbed of her credit cards, driven around in her own car for a day, and eventually left with her hands bound in the backseat. And despite widely distributed surveillance footage of the suspect, the police still have nothing.

So Cal will be addressing the media this morning both to “answer questions regarding the abduction” and to call on the public to offer any information they might have about the kidnapper. And he will be joined by Aberdeen police, the FBI, and even John Walsh, who used to host America’s Most Wanted.

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