This Baseball Legend Is Auctioning Off His 24-Acre Mansion With Its Own Diamond
There's a huge indoor basketball court, too.
Baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr.'s sprawling 24-acre Maryland home is up for sale. And, yes, it comes with its own baseball diamond.
The 21,890-square-foot Reisterstown home, which will be auctioned to the highest bidder May 12, boasts a large kitchen, home theater and finished basement. The biggest draws, however, are the Baseball Hall of Famer's personal athletic facilities. The property's full-size baseball diamond was built specifically so Ripken could practice, says Daniel DeCaro, president of the auction company handling the sale.
While that feature may come as no surprise — the former Baltimore Orioles shortstop built 50 inner-city baseball fields in five years following his retirement — the estate also boasts a full-size indoor basketball court, pool and home gym, according to its listing. Photos from a previous listing also show an enclosed batting cage area.
The home came to DeCaro Auctions International after a year on the market. The estate was first listed for $12 million in September 2016 and dropped to $9.75 million in April 2017, records show, before it was removed from market in August. There is no minimum bid for the auction, which will take place at the estate on Saturday, May 12 at 11 a.m.
Take a look at the home below: