Victoria Ripken, the mother of baseball Hall of Fame member Cal Ripken Jr. was kidnapped from her home in Aberdeen, Maryland yesterday between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m., by a gunman who forced her into her own car and drove off, but found safe this morning at around 6:15 a.m. in her car not far from her house. Her hands were bound, but she was otherwise not physically harmed. There was no known ransom demand or any relationship between the kidnapper and the Ripken family.
Mrs. Ripken's late husband Cal Ripken Sr. was a manager, coach and scout for the Orioles organization. Another son Billy Ripken also played major league baseball, including some time with the Orioles.
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