Former MLB infielder nicknamed "Billy the Kid" best remembered as a member of teams like the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers. He later became a successful analyst on XM Satellite Radio and MLB Network.
He was a pitcher at Aberdeen High School, where he did not lose a start in his last two seasons.
When he began his career with the Orioles in 1987, his brother was his teammate and his father was his manager, marking the first time in MLB history that such a scenario had existed.
His father is former major league manager Cal Ripken, Sr. His older brother is Orioles legend Cal Ripken, Jr.
His brother, Cal Ripken Jr., set an MLB record by playing 2,632 consecutive games.