Bill Ripken spent Saturday just as his does the other six days of the week: he worked.
It didn't matter much that it was his birthday - his 90th birthday.
Ripken was born April 9, 1926.
"I've been working all my life. I started at 16 at Bainbridge Naval Training Center hauling stuff for them," he said.
Before going to work at Collette's, he worked for three banks and was a branch manager. He also played professional baseball as a centerfielder during the 1947, 1948, and 1949 seasons. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.
"I work 54 hours a week. Sometimes more. That's six and a half days a week. I'm working to continuously pay medical expenses," said Ripken.
The strong work ethic may be a family tradition. Perryville's Iron Man is the uncle of Cal Ripken, Jr. and the brother of Cal's late father, Cal, Sr.