Vi Ripken Obituary – Cause of Death: Violet R. “Vi” Ripken, the widow of past Orioles chief Cal Ripken Sr. moreover, mother of Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. additionally, past Oriole Bill Ripken, passed on Friday, the family’s drawn-out promoting specialist John Maroon said Sunday.
She would have turned 83 this past Saturday.
Imagined as Violet Roberta Gross, Mrs Ripken was a German English relative of families that had lived in Harford County for a very long time, filling in as farmers, metalworkers, plant administrators and labourers. The young lady of a trained professional, she met Cal Sr. at Aberdeen High School.
He was a catcher who supported the Orioles in 1956 and spent his entire master business with the affiliation, moving into preparing and directing once his playing days wrapped up. The couple married in 1957, and Mrs Ripken acknowledged the transient summers of a baseball companion. She later said that when Cal Sr. transformed into the club’s chief in 1987, it was most likely the proudest second.
The mother of four adolescents, she is made due by Fred; Elly; Cal Jr., an Orioles shortstop and third baseman for 21 seasons and the game’s record-holder for consecutive games played with 2,632; and Bill, a 12-season critical affiliation infielder for the Orioles and three unique gatherings. Her better half passed on in 1999.