Major League Baseball has encouraged Cal Ripken Jr. to become part of ownership group if Orioles are sold, sources say

Jun 18, 2022

Major League Baseball has encouraged Orioles icon Cal Ripken Jr. to join an ownership group if the team — now the subject of a bitter dispute among the family of owner Peter Angelos — is sold, people with knowledge of the league’s interest tell The Baltimore Sun.

Ripken, 61, a Hall of Famer who holds the MLB record for consecutive games played, is arguably the most popular Oriole ever. The league has previously approved groups that included similar hometown heroes, such as former Mariners superstar Ken Griffey Jr., who purchased a stake last year in the Seattle team.

MLB had previously indicated interest in Ripken, a special adviser working directly with Commissioner Rob Manfred on youth programs, becoming part of an Orioles ownership or management group if the club was placed on the market.

But an MLB representative went further this time, saying Thursday that Ripken “has been encouraged to be part of a group.”

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