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Cal Ripken has nothing on 76-year-old Jersey City runner

Bleeker, a Jersey City resident who will turn 77 later this week, has been running on pavement, courses and tracks for over three decades. He's taken part in more than 500 races both on his own and with his wife Juanita. Competitive running is an attractive hobby for self-starting, goal-oriented individuals. The sport is simple in its objectivity...
Via NJ.com
4 days ago

Jose Fernandez will groove fastballs to David Ortiz at All-Star Game

David Ortiz will be playing in his 10th and final All-Star Game Tuesday night, and the Boston Red Sox slugger will have a great chance to go out with a bang if he faces Jose Fernandez. On Monday, Fernandez told ESPN’s Marly Rivera that he is planning to groove a few pitches for Ortiz if the two end up squaring off. “I would love to face David,” Fernandez said. “It would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Jim Harbaugh Rocks A Cal Ripken Jersey At His Camp In Baltimore

The #JimHarbaughJerseyWatch satellite camp rolls through Baltimore today, and Harbaugh, a big time baseball fan, went with a pretty strong choice for his jersey today. The Michigan head coach is wearing a Cal Ripken Jr. jersey at today’s camp at Patterson Park. Jim Harbaugh goes with the Cal Ripken jersey at a satellite camp today in Baltimore. pic.twitter.com/GuBd95bDtd — Jon...
Via College Spun
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Dunkin’ Donuts Poll: Will Anyone Ever Break Cal Ripken Jr.’s Streak?

Cal Ripken Jr. is one of the greatest baseball players ever to step onto the field. The Baltimore Orioles legend and National Baseball Hall of Famer owns the consecutive games played streak at 2,632 straight, shattering the previous record of 2,130 held by Lou Gehrig. While breaking Gehrig’s streak seemed improbable, breaking Ripken’s seems even more so. Will it ever happen?...
Via NESN.com
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken’s Marriage Streak is No More

Years ago, it was rumored that Cal Ripken’s consecutive games streak was jeopardized by a rumored affair between Kevin Costner and Ripken’s wife Kelly. It was proven to be false. What isn’t false is this. After nearly thirty years of marriage (the couple got hitched in 1987), the Ripkens are no more. And, according to Terez Owens…it was Cal’s infidelity that ended it. However...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Ripken expresses interest in Nationals managerial job

Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo recently went on record saying that the team will reportedly look at "a group of people with diverse backgrounds, diverse experiences, and diverse skill sets" when looking for a replacement for recently-fired skipper Matt Williams.The name of one baseball great has already been thrust into that group—and he would take the opportunity to interview...
Via Yardbarker
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken says Matt Harvey is in a ‘no-win situation’

The battle between the New York Mets and superagent Scott Boras over a proposed strict innings limit for Matt Harvey has put the pitcher in a “no-win situation,” so says renowned baseball ironman Cal Ripken. Ripken, now a TBS analyst, was in New York to promote the network’s upcoming postseason coverage, made an appearance on the Daily News SportsTalk podcast, and essentially...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles celebrate Cal Ripken with Fielder’s Choice brew

All the brouhaha surrounding the Baltimore Orioles and why they’re personalizing a beer for long-time Orioles standout and two-time MVP, Cal Ripken Jr., is quite non-scientific. A Baltimore-based brewing company, Heavy Seas will honor No. 8 with a 5 percent ABV beer referred to as Fielder’s Choice to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ripken surpassing Lou Gehrig in consecutive...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Baltimore Orioles miss out on Hall of Fame nod

For the first time since 1955, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America elected four players to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. This year’s selections—Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio—combine for 9 Cy Young Awards, 4 Gold Glove Awards, 3 World Series championships, and 33 All-Star Game appearances. Two former Baltimore Orioles were on this...
Via isportsweb.com
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals drafts Cal Ripken’s son

Most Nationals adult fans grew up Baltimore Orioles fans due to the city of Washington not having a baseball team for more than three decades. So they are very familiar with the name Cal Ripken, Jr. They could possibly hear the name “Ripken” for years to come, as the Nationals drafted Cal’s son Ryan in [...]
Via KCM Sports
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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