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MLB fails to honor Tony Gwynn during All-Star Game

The Major League Baseball community lost a legend last month when Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn passed away at the age of 54. Since 1970, only Cal Ripken Jr. earned more trips to the All-Star Game than Gwynn did.Unfortunately, MLB whiffed on the chance to honor Gwynn in some manner at the All-Star Game Tuesday night. Instead, viewers were given all of the Derek Jeter farewell...
Via Bush League Chronicle
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Today In History: Cal Ripken Jr. Goes On The Disabled List

Cal Ripken Jr. and his historic streak finally came to an end (via mediaite) On April 19, 1999, Iron Man Cal Ripken Jr. was put on the disabled list for the first time in 19 seasons. The Baltimore Orioles suffered a 6-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays the previous day. Ripken missed his fourth game of the season because of back pain. The Orioles also lost their first baseman Will...
Via Grandstand University
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken Jr.'s mom escapes attempted carjacking

It might be time for Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. to look into added security for his mother. Last year, Violet Ripken was kidnapped and returned by unknown perpetrators. She was only missing for 24 hours, but obviously that…Read more →
Via The Victory Formation
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth wants to play for Cal Ripken Jr.

Manager Davey Johnson is done in Washington and Nationals fans are starting to speculate who might take the reigns of their team.  Ask team leader Jayson Werth who he'd pick to be the team's next skipper and the choice is simple. Cal Ripken Jr. “He would be my number one choice,” the outfielder recently told the Washington Post.  "I would think my opinion matters...
Via Hall of Very Good
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss
WON'T RULE IT OUT

Ripken Jr. ‘curious’ about managing

MLB's iron man recently stated not only is he intrigued by the possibility of one day being a big league manager, he has been asked to interview for a job in the past.

Via NESN.com
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss
NO MORE MESSING AROUND

Ripken offers reward to find mom's kidnapper

The Orioles legend is offering a large reward for the capture of the man who abducted his mother last year.

Via Hall of Very Good
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss
FOR THE KIDS

Cal Ripken Jr. gives commencement speech

“You have to become a doer. Don’t talk about what you’re going to do—do it.”
Via Orioles Outsider
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss
IRON MAN 2

Jones: I'm going after Cal's record

Orioles outfielder Adam Jones played in every game last season, so he says he is now going after Cal Ripken Jr.'s games record.

Via NESN.com
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss
SCARY STORY

Cal Ripken Jr.'s mother abducted

Violet Ripken, the 74-year-old mother of Cal Ripken Jr., was abducted at gunpoint Tuesday in Maryland. Thankfully, she was found unharmed Wednesday morning.

Via NESN.com
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles draft son of Cal Ripken Jr.

The Baltimore Orioles are keeping it in the family. The team selected the son of legendary Orioles "Iron Man" Cal Ripken Jr. Wednesday in the 20th round of the MLB Draft Ryan Ripken, a senior first baseman at the Gilman School in Baltimore, hit. 377 with 25 RBI last season. The 6-6, 205-pounder also amassed a 4-1 record and 2.30 ERA on the mound, according to MLB.com...
Via Fox Sports
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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