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Cal Ripken's Private Baseball Paradise
Baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr.’s sprawling 24-acre Maryland home is coming up for auction.
This article first appeared on Money.
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Field of Dreams
And, yes, it comes with its own baseball diamond.
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Why an Auction?
The 21,890-square-foot Reisterstown home, which will be sold to the highest bidder on May 12, came to DeCaro Auctions International after a year on the market. There is no minimum bid for the auction.
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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.
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The home boasts a large kitchen, formal dining room and traditionally appointed living spaces.
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Downstairs, buyers will find a home theater and finished basement complete with a private bar.
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An Athlete's Dream
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.
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