Top 10 Career Indians

There have been many great players who have played Major League baseball over the past century and a half, but there is something special about a player who spends his entire career with a single team. Modern players like Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn are revered far beyond their personal statistics due to their loyalty to a franchise in addition to their incredible prowess...
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Ripken named special adviser for youth programs at MLB

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. is taking his commitment to improving opportunities to play youth baseball and softball, especially in underserved areas, to the major leagues. Commissioner Rob Manfred has named Ripken his special adviser on youth programs and outreach. Manfred made the announcement Monday at the first winter meetings of his tenure as head of...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State vs. Michigan: Cal Ripken IS Greater Than Bill Ripken

I promised I would leave this alone. I have for almost 30 years had a fondness for both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University and their athletic programs. Being raised in Ann Arbor there has been a preference for Michigan but I always would root for MSU on every other week and tepidly […] The post Michigan State vs. Michigan: Cal Ripken IS Greater Than Bill Ripken...
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October 30, 2015  |  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...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chase Utley has history of controversial slides

During a seventh inning rally Saturday night, Chase Utley took out Ruben Tejada during what will likely be one of the more controversial plays of the Los Angeles Dodgers-New York Mets series. The Mets shortstop would leave the game with a broken right leg. Utley, for his efforts, was somehow called safe and went on to score what would end up being the winning run. First, the play...
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October 11, 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...
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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...
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Orioles Don’t Care About Our Expectations

In 2012, the Orioles — fresh off a losing streak dating back to the Cal Ripken / Mike Mussina / Davey Johnson squad of 1997 — shocked all of baseball by winning 93 games and the American League wild card game. Backed by what seemed like completely unsustainable one-run luck and with the knowledge that […]
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July 15, 2014  |  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 [...]
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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