Ripken in the Minors


In an effort to provide fans with an inside look at the organizations that Cal was a part of in the minors, announced a series of interviews in November, 2006. The first interview was with Marshall Hester, the Traveling Secretary for the Charlotte O's in 1980. If you are a player or organizational member from one of Cal's Minor League stops and would like to take part in an interview, please feel free to send us an e-mail at


Completed Interviews

November 2006: Marshall Hester, Traveling Secretary for the 1980 Charlotte O's


December 2006: Clark Groce, Collector


January 2007: Stuart Hester


August  2007: Steve Kozel, Producer of the 1981 WTF Company Rochester Red Wings set


December 2007: Bobby Bonner, former MLB player and current Missionary to Zambia, Africa


February 2009: Cal Ripken, Jr., Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Member


September 2009: Robert "Cat" Whitfield, 1977 Ameteur Entry Draft Selection by the Orioles.


October 2009: Mike Aronstein, Founder of TCMA


February 2010: Cal Ripken, Jr., shares his memories of his 1980 WBTV card


February 2010: Jeff Schneider, player in "The Longest Game" and 1982 Topps "Future Star" with Bobby Bonner and Cal Ripken, Jr.


April 2011: Mike Tamburro, General Manager for the Pawtucket Red Sox when the longest game took place


April 2011: Cal Ripken, Jr., Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Member


November 2011: Tony Maners, Umpire of "The Longest Game" in professional baseball history