MARCH 25, 1999 - "Cal Ripken Sr., a gruff, single-minded baseball person and the only one to manage two sons on the same major league team, died yesterday at Johns Hopkins Oncology Center in Baltimore. He was 63." Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/26/sports/cal-ripken-sr-63-veteran-baseball-coach.html
Baltimore’s “Iron Man” - played 21 seasons for the Orioles and was named an All-Star 19 times to go along with his two Gold Gloves and two American League MVP awards. (Jerry Wachter/SI) GALLERY: Rare Photos of Cal Ripken Jr.