Former Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. has a lot to rest his laurels on, but he has yet to trudge off to a quiet retirement.
Since retiring from Major League Baseball, the "iron man" who played a record 2,632 consecutive games has kept busy with Ripken Baseball and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.
The first is a collective of youth baseball tournaments and training camps, the other is an outreach program that caters to at-risk youth and teaches positive behavior through baseball and softball. The Hall of Famer said his athletic career prepared him for the trials of managing his businesses.
"It takes a lot of practice and a lot of work. It doesn't happen just by snapping your fingers. I think all athletes are not afraid to work, and not afraid to work incrementally towards something that they aspire to do," Ripken said in an interview with CNBC.