On the Road with Bobby V. and Frank Ramppen

Stamford native Bobby Valentine blogs about life and baseball from the Land of the Rising Sun

About Frank Ramppen


Frank Ramppen is from Stamford where he was a four year starter at Rippowam H.S. earning All-County and All State honors as a Junior and Senior. He was also part of the 16-18 Babe Ruth All star teams from 1976-1978 advancing to the World Series in 76 and earning All New England honors in 78.

Frank was a 3 year starter at the University of Tampa and was drafted by the Minnesota Twins after his junior year in 1980. He played 4 years in the Twins organization as an infielder.

Frank later graduated form Sacred Heart University as a Dean’s list student with a Business Management degree.

Currently Frank is infield and bench coach with the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan under Bobby Valentine.

In 2005 when the Marines won the Nipon Championship, all 4 of Frank’s infielders earned gold gloves for the first time in Japanese baseball history.
Frank is also a business partner with Bobby at his Restaurant and Baseball Academy in Stamford.