Ripken’s Reisterstown estate goes on the market
Cal Ripken Jr. has put his 25-acre estate in Reisterstown on the market for $12.5 million, nearly five months after his divorce from his wife, Kelly, was finalized. The former Baltimore Orioles iron man now lives in Annapolis. The 25,000-square-foot home, nestled into a ridge near Dover Road and Tufton Avenue, dates to 1985. A 1991 renovation added a gym with a full-size basketball court, batting cage, training room and locker room. The home features six bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and five half baths. There’s a home theater with a box office, stage, candy counter and seating for 11, and a kitchen designed to feed 100 guests. There are two four-car garages. An outdoor entertaining area includes a heated pool, 10-person spa, kitchen and picnic area. Ripken also designed and built a full-size baseball field on the property, which also features a 1-acre pond with a fishing pier and a biking and running trail. Monument Sotheby’s International Realty is the broker listing the property for Ripken. Ripken purchased the land in 1984 for $215,000. The property is now valued by the state for tax purposes at just over $2 million. that in 2014 spun off its newspapers, including The Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, and started selling the real estate associated with those businesses. It sold a Port Covington parcel, where The Sun’s printing press is located, to Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Development in 2014. The Sun has a long-term lease on the property. Sapperstein, who has worked on the Shops at Canton Crossing and McHenry Row, emerged as a lead bidder for the Calvert Street properties this summer, after about six firms submitted bids. Russel Powell, vice president of acquisitions for Baltimore-based Atapco Properties, said it is one of the other firms interested in the site. in quarterly bonus pay earned by more than 932,000 of its full- and part-time workers nationwide, were based on stores’ performances from May though July. The mass merchant said 99 percent of stores met performance goals. Eligible workers can earn the awards four times a year. In Maryland, this quarter’s bonus amounts to average of about $180 each. “We are working to make Walmart a better place to work for our associates and a better place to shop for our valued customers, and we believe investments like this will help us achieve those goals,” said Michael Collischan, Walmart’s regional general manager, in the announcement. But, a workers’ union countered, many of the retailer’s workers still make less than $10 an hour. “Walmart does not deserve credit for giving some workers a very small share of one of the world’s richest company’s earnings,” said Jess Levin, a spokeswoman for Making Change at Walmart, a campaign led by the United Food & Commercial Workers.