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Cal Ripken Jr.


Cal Ripken Jr. goes deep for final career homer


BAL@SEA: Cal Ripken Jr. hits three homers, eight RBIs


2001 ASG: Ripken moves to short


BOS@BAL: Ripken takes the final at-bat of his career


Cal Ripken, Jr. Rookie Year Highlights, 1982 Baltimore Orioles!

Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr., nicknamed "The Iron Man", is an American former baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles (1981–2001). One of his position's most offensively productive players, Ripken compiled 3,184 hits, 431 home runs, and 1,695 runs batted in during his career, and he won two Gold Glove Awards for his defense. He was a 19-time All-Star and was twice named American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP). Ripken holds the record for consecutive games played, 2,632, surpassing Lou Gehrig's streak of 2,130 that had stood for 56 years and that many deemed unbreakable. In 2007, he was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, and currently has the fourth highest voting percentage of all time (98.53%).