Cal Ripken Jr. now living in Annapolis

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Cal Ripken Jr. now living in Annapolis

Baltimore Orioles "Iron Man" and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. has been living among Annapolitans for at least a couple months, a spokesman confirmed Thursday.

He recently relocated to Annapolis from Baltimore, and is renting a home for the summer, said spokesman John Maroon.

The move comes on the heels of a divorce from his wife of 29 years, Kelly Ripken. The divorce was finalized Thursday morning.

The couple has two adult children.

Longtime Annapolis resident Chris Rasmussen was surprised to see his favorite Oriole Tuesday while casting a primary election ballot at Annapolis High School.

"I almost didn't recognize him," Rasmussen said. "We had a great conversation regarding our families and the changing roles of fathers at our age."

Rasmussen grew up rooting for Ripken and his father, former Orioles coach Cal Ripken Sr.

"It was a nice surprise to run into one of your heroes. He was just as nice as can be," he said.

The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation will hold its annual Annapolis event Ripkens Uncorked on May 19 at the Chart House restaurant. Funds from the foundation support at-risk youths across the country.

Ripken, who played 21 seasons with the Orioles, holds the record for most consecutive games played at 2,632. He retired in 2001.

Baltimore Sun reporter Brittany Britto contributed to this article.

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