Cal Ripken Jr Speaker Profile
Cal Ripken Jr Biography
Cal Ripken, Jr. was born August 24, 1960, nicknamed The Iron Man, played 21 years in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles (19812001). A 19-time All-Star and two-time American League Most Valuable Player, Ripken is perhaps best known for breaking Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played, a record that had stood for 56 years and many deemed unbreakable. Ripken surpassed the mark on September 6, 1995 by playing his 2,131st consecutive game, which fans later voted the Most Memorable Moment in MLB history.
Ripken voluntarily ended his 17-year streak at 2,632 games in 1998. One of his position's most offensively productive players, Ripken tallied 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.
Ripken is considered one of the best shortstops and third basemen in baseball history. When inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007, he was a first ballot inductee.
He is a best-selling author and the President and CEO of Ripken Baseball, Inc., whose goal is to grow the love of baseball from a more grassroots level. Established in 2001, Ripken Baseball represents Cal's and his brother Billy's business and philanthropy dealings and focuses on several subsidiaries: Ripken Management and Design, Youth Camps and Clinics, Cal Ripken, Sr. foundation, Ripken Professional Baseball, with three minor-league teamsthe Aberdeen IronBirds (affiliated with the Orioles); the Augusta GreenJackets (affiliated with the San Francisco Giants); and the Charlotte Stone Crabs (affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays). He is also on the Board of Directors of ZeniMax Media.
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