BALTIMORE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and his wife Kelly finalized their divorce Thursday, according to CBS Baltimore.
According to a statement issued to CBS Baltimore, Ripken's attorney Sanford K. Ain said:
“Kelly and Cal Ripken were divorced in the Baltimore County Circuit Court this morning. Kelly has been a great mother to two fabulous children and a wonderful, faithful wife for the duration of the parties’ relationship, which lasted more than 30 years. This is a difficult time for her and she asks that her privacy and the privacy of her children be respected. Kelly looks forward to the next chapter in her life, which will be focused on philanthropy and her commitment to promoting women’s health, most currently through ‘A Woman’s Journey’ at Johns Hopkins Medicine.”
Ripken Jr., who is from Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland, went to Aberdeen High School.
He was drafted by the Orioles in 1978 in the second round.
Ripken made his debut with the Orioles on Aug. 10, 1981 and played on the team until Oct. 6, 2001. He was later inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.