Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken, Jr. is a Hall of Fame shortstop and third baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles from 1981 to 2001. A 19-time MLB All-Star, Ripken is considered one of the best shortstops to ever play the game. At 6′ 4″ (1.93 m), he pioneered the way for the taller and larger shortstops.Ripken earned the nickname “Iron Man,” doggedly remaining in the lineup despite numerous minor injuries. He played in a record 2,632 straight games spanning sixteen seasons, from May 30, 1982 to September 20, 1998. He played his 2,131st consecutive game on September 6, 1995, against the California Angels, breaking the 56-year-old record set by the “Iron Horse” Lou Gehrig, the legendary New York Yankees first baseman. Ripken hit a home run in game 2,130 and game 2,131, moving fans to the point that his 2,131st consecutive game was named Major League Baseball’s “Most Memorable Moment” in MLB history.Ripken was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility on January 9, 2007.

MLB debut: August 10, 1981 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance: October 6, 2001 for the Baltimore Orioles

Career statistics

Batting average: .276
Hits: 3,184
Home runs: 431
Runs batted in: 1,695

Teams

Baltimore Orioles (1981–2001)

Career highlights and awards
  • 19× All-Star (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
  • World Series champion (1983)
  • 2× Gold Glove Award (1991, 1992)
  • 8× Silver Slugger Award (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994)
  • 2× AL MVP (1983, 1991)
  • 1982 AL Rookie of the Year
  • 2× MLB All-Star Game MVP (1991, 2001)
  • 1992 Roberto Clemente Award
  • 1992 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
  • 1991 Home Run Derby winner
  • Baltimore Orioles #8 retired
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
  • Holds record for 2,632 consecutive games played
  • Other awards and records
Baseball Hall of Fame

Induction: 2007
Vote: 98.53% (first ballot)

Cal Ripken Jr.

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Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken, Jr. is a Hall of Fame shortstop and third baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles from 1981 to 2001. A 19-time MLB All-Star, Ripken is considered one of the best shortstops to ever play the game. At 6′ 4″ (1.93 m), he pioneered the way for the taller and larger shortstops.Ripken earned the nickname “Iron Man,” doggedly remaining in the lineup despite numerous minor injuries. He played in a record 2,632 straight games spanning sixteen seasons, from May 30, 1982 to September 20, 1998. He played his 2,131st consecutive game on September 6, 1995, against the California Angels, breaking the 56-year-old record set by the “Iron Horse” Lou Gehrig, the legendary New York Yankees first baseman. Ripken hit a home run in game 2,130 and game 2,131, moving fans to the point that his 2,131st consecutive game was named Major League Baseball’s “Most Memorable Moment” in MLB history.Ripken was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility on January 9, 2007.

MLB debut: August 10, 1981 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance: October 6, 2001 for the Baltimore Orioles

Career statistics

Batting average: .276
Hits: 3,184
Home runs: 431
Runs batted in: 1,695

Teams

Baltimore Orioles (1981–2001)

Career highlights and awards
  • 19× All-Star (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
  • World Series champion (1983)
  • 2× Gold Glove Award (1991, 1992)
  • 8× Silver Slugger Award (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994)
  • 2× AL MVP (1983, 1991)
  • 1982 AL Rookie of the Year
  • 2× MLB All-Star Game MVP (1991, 2001)
  • 1992 Roberto Clemente Award
  • 1992 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
  • 1991 Home Run Derby winner
  • Baltimore Orioles #8 retired
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
  • Holds record for 2,632 consecutive games played
  • Other awards and records
Baseball Hall of Fame

Induction: 2007
Vote: 98.53% (first ballot)

Cal Ripken Jr.

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