Cal Ripken Taps Wall Street to Reboot Youth Sports

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Like just about every baseball star, Cal Ripken, Jr. had a role model. Before his career with the Baltimore Orioles and his record games-played streak, the legend took inspiration from his old man.

These days, sitting in the stands of a youth baseball stadium named for Cal Ripken, Sr., he explains how his massive ambition for youth sports is just a continuation of what he and his brother (and current business partner) Bill Ripken learned from their father. Back in the day, their dad put on small clinics during the off-season and brought his boys along. Now, on the first episode of a new season of the Bloomberg Originals series Power Players, Ripken explains how he is leveraging that experience—along with the power of Wall Street—to remake how American kids play sports.