Baseball Great Cal Ripken Offers Home for $12.5 Million

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Baseball great Cal Ripken Jr. played for the Baltimore Orioles for 20 years, and he set the all-time major league record for consecutive games played at 2,632. He is selling his home at 13301 Dover Road, Reisterstown, Maryland, which is just north of I-695 in the city where he played.

Reisterstown is in Baltimore County, which has a population of 26,968. Of these, 53% are white and 29% black Americans. The $65,911 median income is more than $10,000 above the national average.

The Ripken home is on the market for $12.5 million. It was built in 1995 and sits on 24.38 acres. The house has 25,000 square feet, six bedrooms, 10 baths and five half-baths.

The house is very expensive by the standards of the area. The median price for a home for sale is $372,445. The price of Ripken’s home is 67 times that.

The listing:

Rarely does such a noteworthy and memorable home become available. This secluded property is being offered by the iconic Cal Ripken Jr. Custom built in 1985, then completely renovated again in the late 1990’s, the 25-acre luxury estate exemplifies elegance and beautifully captures the essence of refined country living.

And’s comment:

It’s the estate of MLB great Cal Ripken Jr.! The 24-acre spread comes with all the standard pro athlete attributes: a huge movie theater, a gigantic home gym, and a private pond on the grounds. What sets it apart from a garden-variety pro ballplayer mansion? Well, the full-size baseball diamond out back, of course. If you want to take grounders on your own private infield with a tie to a Hall of Famer, look no further.

Property taxes are only $15,000 a month.