Cal Ripken Jr. to make appearance at Richmond Highway Roy Rogers

Cal Ripken on event flyer

Former Baltimore Oriole and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will be making an appearance next week at the Roy Rogers at the corner of Richmond Highway and Jeff Todd Way.

The two-time American League MVP is in town as part of the chain’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Ripken will be at the 8680 Richmond Highway location from 5-6:30 p.m. on Monday, and the public is invited to come meet the “Iron Man.”

During the appearance Ripken is scheduled to take part in a Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation “Quick Ball” clinic with local children, according to a Roy Rogers press release. After that, visitors can meet Ripken in the restaurant.

In addition to his two MVP awards and 1983 World Series title, Ripken is best known for his streak of playing in 2,632 games in a row, shattering Lou Gehrig’s record of 2,130. Ripken spent his entire 21-year career in Baltimore, and was voted to 19 all-star games.

Earlier this year Ripken signed a deal with Roy Rogers to be their spokesman for 2018, and he’s helping the Frederick, Md.-based chain with its push to expand in the Baltimore area, according to The Baltimore Sun.