Cal Ripken has publicly shown his emotion only a few times.
Friday was one of those days.
Baseball's IronMan paused and collected his thoughts while his eyes began to well up during a Friday news conference when discussing his mother's abduction last week.
Violet Ripken, 74, was taken from her home by a man hiding in her garage between 7 and 8 a.m. on July 24, and returned unharmed to her neighborhood, where she was found tied up in her car around 6:15 a.m. on July 25, police said.
Stay with Patch for updates.