Real Estate

Cal Ripken Jr.'s Reisterstown estate sells at auction

Update: DeCaro Auctions confirmed May 18 that Ripken’s estate was sold to Orioles outfielder Adam Jones. The article below was originally published May 12.

Cal Ripken Jr.'s 24-acre Reisterstown estate sold at auction Saturday.


Eight bidders registered to participate in the auction, which was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Dover Road property, according to Daniel DeCaro of DeCaro Auctions. The auction lasted about 15 minutes, he said.

The name of the winning bidder and the sale price were not announced; that information will become public record upon the settlement of the sale within the next 30 days, DeCaro said, declining to reveal the information.


Ripken had originally put the Worthington Valley property, at 13301 Dover Road, on the market for $12.5 million in September 2016. The price dropped to $9.7 million in April 2017, and was taken off the market altogether in August, real estate listings show.

The home has six bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and five half-baths. It also features an in-home theater, a pool and a pool house.

The property also features a gym with a full-size basketball court, a full-size baseball diamond, a batting cage, a training room and a locker room.

According to state property records, Ripken bought the property in 1984 for $215,000. The primary home was built in 1987.