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BILLY RIPKEN

MLB  Retired     |   Played: 1982-1998
Positions
2B-1010, SS-426, 3B-98, 1B-13, DH-5
Born
December 16, 1964  (49.227)
Place
Ht/Wt
6-1 / 190
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
High School
Aberdeen  (Aberdeen,MD)
College:
 
Drafted:
Baltimore Orioles:  1982-11-286 (June-Reg) 
Signed by
Full Name
William Oliver Ripken 
TBC Player ID
17165
MLB Debut
July 11, 1987  (22.207)
Brother of Cal Ripken, Uncle of Ryan Ripken, Son of Cal Ripken

Top Prospect:  team  1987 (#7-BAL)
Speed
43
Contact
78
Patience
25
Batting
43
Power
18

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OFF THE FIELD
Salary data is available for Major Leaguers since 1985. Players not on opening day roster, for the most part, are assumed to have earned the minimum salary for that year. Team payrolls are based on opening day rosters and the player's listed team is the first team he played for during a given season. Career earnings are estimates and based only on available data.
YearTeamSalaryRankTeam PayrollPct of Tm Payroll 
1987Baltimore Orioles$62,500$ 0  
1988Baltimore Orioles$80,000$ 9,995,4040.8% 
1989Baltimore Orioles$100,000$ 8,176,6661.2% 
1990Baltimore Orioles$215,000$ 10,037,0842.1% 
1991Baltimore Orioles$700,000$ 14,627,3344.8% 
1992Baltimore Orioles$730,000$ 20,997,6673.5% 
1993Texas Rangers$200,000$ 35,641,9590.6% 
1994Texas Rangers$200,000$ 32,423,0970.6% 
1995Cleveland Indians$109,000$ 35,185,5000.3% 
1996Baltimore Orioles$250,000$ 48,726,8320.5% 
1997Texas Rangers$275,000$ 50,112,2680.5% 
1998Detroit Tigers$400,000$ 22,625,0001.8% 
Career Earnings:$ 3,321,500 



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