Ryan Minor (born January 5, 1974 in Canton, Ohio), was a right-handed third baseman from 1998 to 2001. Most of his career (1996-2005) was spent with the Baltimore Orioles, where he is known for replacing Cal Ripken, Jr., when Ripken ended his consecutive games played streak on September, 20 1998.
Ryan Minor joined the Lancaster Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball in time for their inaugural 2005 season. He hit the first-ever Barnstormers home run on May 17, 2005 at Clipper Magazine Stadium. With Lancaster, Minor batted .268 with 26 homers, a team best, and 99 RBI, which were second most on the Barnstormers team and tied for third in the league. Before signing with Lancaster for the 2005 season, Minor spent some time with the Newark Bears and the Atlantic City Surf. He finished his career with a lifetime .265 average, 154 homers and 567 RBI. After Ryan Minor retired from professional baseball, he went on to coach the 2006 Road Warriors. In December 2006, Ryan Minor became the hitting and infield coach of the York Revolution, also of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.