Cal Ripken, Jr.
Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player
Who is Cal Ripken Jr.?
Cal Ripken Jr. is a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame infielder. A Maryland native, he spent his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles including their 1983 World Series win. Cal Ripken started his career as the American League Rookie of the Year (1982). He was a 2 times Gold Glove Award winner, 8 times Silver Slugger Award winner, 2 times American League MVP, and 19 times All-Star. Cal Ripken Jr. finished his career in 2001 with the Major League Baseball record of 2,632 consecutive games played. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.
The famous kin found in Cal Ripken Jr.’s family tree include Johns Hopkins, founder of both the university and hospital of that name. Others include American composer Christopher Rouse, the outlaw Jesse James, American poet Vachel Lindsay, author F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Wallis Simpson, Dutchess of Windsor and wife of former King Edward VIII.
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