Cal Ripken Jr. puts Maryland estate up for auction

The 25-acre secluded estate comes with a baseball diamond, trainers room, locker room and excercise room. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The 25-acre secluded estate comes with a baseball diamond, trainers room, locker room and exercise room. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
Cal Ripken Jr.'s Tufton Farms estate is now on the market for $12.5 million. The 25,000-square-foot custom house was built in 1985 and renovated in the 1990s. The home sits on 25 acres along with a small lake and a baseball diamond. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Cal Ripken Jr.’s Tufton Farms estate sits on 25 acres along with a small lake and a baseball diamond. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
The 25-acre secluded estate comes with a pool, cabana, game room, indoor basketball court and batting cage. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Ripken tried to sell the estate for $12.5 million in April 2016 shortly after his divorce from Kelly. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
The 25-acre secluded estate comes with a pool, cabana, game room, indoor basketball court and batting cage. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The price was slashed in April 2017 to $9.75 million but no buyers jumped at the opportunity. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
The 25-acre secluded estate comes with a guest house, cabana,six bedrooms and 15 full or half bathrooms. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Now it’s headed for the auction block. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
Cal Ripken Jr.'s 25-acre estate in Tufton Farms is for sale. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Cal Ripken Jr.’s 25-acre estate in Tufton Farms is headed to auction. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
The 25-acre estate of Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. is for sale. The $12.5 million Baltimore County property comes with a baseball diamond, training facilities and guest house. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The 25-acre estate of Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. comes with a baseball diamond, training facilities and guest house. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
Cal Ripken Jr.'s 25-acre estates features an excercise room, trainer's room, locker room, indoor basketball court and a baseball diamond. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Cal Ripken Jr.’s 25-acre estate features an exercise room. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
Cal Ripken Jr.'s 25-acre estates features a batting cage, excercise room, trainer's room, locker room, indoor basketball court and a baseball diamond. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Cal Ripken Jr.’s 25-acre estate features a batting cage, trainer’s room, locker room, indoor basketball court and a baseball diamond. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
Cal Ripken Jr.'s 25-acre estates features an excercise room, trainer's room, locker room, indoor basketball court and a baseball diamond. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Cal Ripken Jr.’s 25-acre estate’s locker room. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
Cal Ripken Jr.'s 25-acre estates features an excercise room, trainer's room, locker room, indoor basketball court and a baseball diamond. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Cal Ripken Jr.’s 25-acre estates features an exercise room, trainer’s room, locker room, indoor basketball court and a baseball diamond. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
The estate features a gourmet kitchen with center island, off the formal dining room. A separate breaksfast room sits nearby. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The estate features a gourmet kitchen with center island, off the formal dining room. A separate breakfast room sits nearby. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
The estate features a separate breaksfast room and a formal dining room. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The estate features a separate breakfast room and a formal dining room. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
The formal dining room has hardwood floors and sits off the gourmet kitchen. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The formal dining room has hardwood floors and sits off the gourmet kitchen. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
The estate features six bedrooms. The master bedroom has a gas fireplace. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The estate features six bedrooms. The master bedroom has a gas fireplace. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
The main home has 10 full bathrooms. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The main home has 10 full bathrooms. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby’s International Realty) (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's Inte)
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The 25-acre secluded estate comes with a baseball diamond, trainers room, locker room and excercise room. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Cal Ripken Jr.'s Tufton Farms estate is now on the market for $12.5 million. The 25,000-square-foot custom house was built in 1985 and renovated in the 1990s. The home sits on 25 acres along with a small lake and a baseball diamond. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The 25-acre secluded estate comes with a pool, cabana, game room, indoor basketball court and batting cage. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The 25-acre secluded estate comes with a pool, cabana, game room, indoor basketball court and batting cage. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The 25-acre secluded estate comes with a guest house, cabana,six bedrooms and 15 full or half bathrooms. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Cal Ripken Jr.'s 25-acre estate in Tufton Farms is for sale. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The 25-acre estate of Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. is for sale. The $12.5 million Baltimore County property comes with a baseball diamond, training facilities and guest house. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Cal Ripken Jr.'s 25-acre estates features an excercise room, trainer's room, locker room, indoor basketball court and a baseball diamond. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Cal Ripken Jr.'s 25-acre estates features a batting cage, excercise room, trainer's room, locker room, indoor basketball court and a baseball diamond. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Cal Ripken Jr.'s 25-acre estates features an excercise room, trainer's room, locker room, indoor basketball court and a baseball diamond. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
Cal Ripken Jr.'s 25-acre estates features an excercise room, trainer's room, locker room, indoor basketball court and a baseball diamond. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The estate features a gourmet kitchen with center island, off the formal dining room. A separate breaksfast room sits nearby. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The estate features a separate breaksfast room and a formal dining room. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The formal dining room has hardwood floors and sits off the gourmet kitchen. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The estate features six bedrooms. The master bedroom has a gas fireplace. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)
The main home has 10 full bathrooms. (Courtesy Monument Sotheby's International Realty)

WASHINGTON — Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. couldn’t find a buyer for his 25-acre Tufton Farms estate in Reisterstown, Maryland, at its initial price of $12.5 million, or later at $9.75 million, and now he is selling it at a no-minimum, no-reserve auction May 12 with open houses starting Saturday.

Ripken tried to sell the estate for $12.5 million in April 2016 shortly after his divorce from Kelly.

The price was slashed in April 2017 to $9.75 million but no buyers jumped at the opportunity.

DeCaro Auctions International is handling the auction.

The Washington Post was the first to report on the move.

The estate sits on 25 acres of land about 30 minutes north of Baltimore.

It features a six-bedroom main house with 10 full baths, four fireplaces, a theater and an eight-car garage.

The gated estate also includes a guesthouse, a pool and cabana, a lake and a dock and a full-sized baseball diamond.

The home was custom-built in 1985.

Ripken now lives in Annapolis.

WTOP’s Jeff Clabaugh contributed to this report.

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