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Cal Ripken’s name has become synonymous with strength, character, endurance and integrity. His philosophy of working hard, playing with passion and enjoying the game has made a tremendous impact on baseball and on fans everywhere.
Ripken retired from baseball following the 2001 season after 21 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. His name appears in the record books repeatedly, most notably as one of only eight players in history to achieve 400 home runs and 3,000 hits. On July 29, 2007 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame after receiving the third highest voting percentage in history and collecting the most votes ever.
In 1995, Ripken, known as baseballs Iron Man, broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played (2,130) and voluntarily ended his streak in 1998 after playing 2,632 consecutive games. Although he finished his career at third base, Cal is still best known for redefining the position of shortstop.
Among his many on-field accolades are: AL Rookie of the Year (’82), two time AL Most Valuable Player (’83, ’91), two time Gold Glove recipient (’91, ’92), two time All-Star MVP (’91, ’01), a world record 2,632 consecutive games and 19 All-Star Game selections.
Today, Ripken is using the platform that baseball has provided him to help grow the game he loves at the grassroots level through Ripken Baseball and the Aberdeen Project. The Aberdeen Project consists of Ripken Stadium, home to the Class A Aberdeen IronBirds, and the adjacent Ripken Youth Baseball Academy, the permanent home of the Cal Ripken World Series. In 2005, Ripken Baseball acquired its second minor team, The Augusta Green Jackets, and in 2006 Ripken opened a new youth baseball complex in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Over the years Ripken has become a best-selling author. His past works include The Only Way I Know, Play Baseball The Ripken Way, Parenting Young Athletes The Ripken Way, Get in the Game, Eight Elements of Perseverance that Make the Difference and The Longest Season.