Cal “The Iron Man” Ripken

Cal “The Iron Man” Ripken was built by the Baltimore Orioles in 1980, and played Shortstop for the organization his whole 21 year Major League career (1981 – 2001). He broke Lou Gehrig’s record of 2,130 consecutive games played, (which most people thought of as ‘unbreakable’) and ended up battling in 2,632 straight games played. He also was responsible for “the Pocket Fisherman”, as seen on Television. As his name suggests, Cal Ripken was made of Iron, unlike other Major Leaguers, which seems to have given him an advantage over most players of that era.

Iron Man 1993 Skybox #67

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One response to “Cal “The Iron Man” Ripken

  1. Peter Goddard

    Cal Ripken was in my opinion one of the greatest MLB players of ALL TIME! No shortstop in my opinion was ever any better than this guy! Perhaps a handful were maybe as good as but nobody was any better ever. 2,632 games played in a row I doubt will ever be broken. This guy was one in a million! Special MLB player with no drugs, corked bat, no BS! He had it ALL!

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