Cal Ripken

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Calvin Edwin "Cal" Ripken, Jr. (born August 24, 1960), nicknamed "The Iron man", is an American former baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 21 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles (1981–2001). A 19-time All-Star and two-time American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP), Ripken is best remembered for breaking Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played, a record that had stood for 56 years and many deemed unbreakable. Ripken surpassed the mark on September 6, 1995, by playing his 2,131st consecutive game.

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Filmography

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Selected Cal Ripken film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2009
The Great 8s (TV Movie)
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2011
2011 National League Championship Series
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2010
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf
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2009
Prime 9 (TV Show)
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2009
A Shortstop in China
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2009
2009 National League Championship Series
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2008
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2008
Who Made You? (TV Movie)
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2008
2008 American League Championship Series
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2007
2007 National League Championship Series
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2006
Rachael Ray (TV Show)
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2006
ESPN Outside the Lines: First Report (TV Show)
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2006
7th Inning Stretch (TV Show)
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2006
The Turn On (TV Show)
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2005
Mike & Mike (TV Show)
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2005
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith (TV Show)
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2005
Costas Now (TV Show)
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2005
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Movie)
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2004
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2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Show)
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2003
Rome Is Burning (TV Show)
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2002
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2001
Beyond the Glory (TV Show)
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2001
NewsNight with Aaron Brown (TV Show)
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2001
2001: A Year with Cal Ripken Jr. (TV Show)
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2001
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2000
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2000
Sports Geniuses (TV Show)
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1999
ESPN SportsCentury (TV Show)
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1999
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1998
Fox and Friends (TV Show)
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1998
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1996
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1995
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1988
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1987
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1986
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1985
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1984
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1983
1983 World Series (TV Show)
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1975
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Quotes

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List of Cal Ripken quotes.

This World Series isn't about crowning a champion. I think the kids will remember this as a life experience, ... Not everyone that plays baseball gets the chance to play in a big-league ballpark, but these kids get a feel for what it's like to play in Wrigley Field, what it's like to hit a ball off the Green Monster, how it feels to play at Camden Yards.


Baseball's in my blood... I've found out the last couple of years I've got a big interest in teaching baseball.


This is our third year here, and we're building momentum each time, ... I think our World Series has found a home.


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Magazine issues featuring Cal Ripken on the cover.
  • Cal Ripken - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (18 December 1995)
  • Cal Ripken - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (11 September 1995)
  • Cal Ripken - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (29 July 1991)
  • Cal Ripken - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (15 June 2007)
  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (7 August 1995)
  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (1 May 1995)

Dating History

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List of Cal Ripken relationships, in date order.

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Cal Ripken.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1981 BAL 23 39 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0.128 0.150 0.128
1982 BAL 160 598 90 158 32 5 28 93 3 46 95 0.264 0.317 0.475
1983 BAL 162 663 121 211 47 2 27 102 0 58 97 0.318 0.371 0.517
1984 BAL 162 641 103 195 37 7 27 86 2 71 89 0.304 0.374 0.510
1985 BAL 161 642 116 181 32 5 26 110 2 67 68 0.282 0.347 0.469
1986 BAL 162 627 98 177 35 1 25 81 4 70 60 0.282 0.355 0.461
1987 BAL 162 624 97 157 28 3 27 98 3 81 77 0.252 0.333 0.436
1988 BAL 161 575 87 152 25 1 23 81 2 102 69 0.264 0.372 0.431
1989 BAL 162 646 80 166 30 0 21 93 3 57 72 0.257 0.317 0.401
1990 BAL 161 600 78 150 28 4 21 84 3 82 66 0.250 0.341 0.415
1991 BAL 162 650 99 210 46 5 34 114 6 53 46 0.323 0.374 0.566
1992 BAL 162 637 73 160 29 1 14 72 4 64 50 0.251 0.323 0.366
1993 BAL 162 641 87 165 26 3 24 90 1 65 58 0.257 0.329 0.420
1994 BAL 112 444 71 140 19 3 13 75 1 32 41 0.315 0.364 0.459
1995 BAL 144 550 71 144 33 2 17 88 0 52 59 0.262 0.324 0.422
1996 BAL 163 640 94 178 40 1 26 102 1 59 78 0.278 0.341 0.466
1997 BAL 162 615 79 166 30 0 17 84 1 56 73 0.270 0.331 0.402
1998 BAL 161 601 65 163 27 1 14 61 0 51 68 0.271 0.331 0.389
1999 BAL 86 332 51 113 27 0 18 57 0 13 31 0.340 0.368 0.584
2000 BAL 83 309 43 79 16 0 15 56 0 23 37 0.256 0.310 0.453
2001 BAL 128 477 43 114 16 0 14 68 0 26 63 0.239 0.276 0.361
Career 3001 11551 1647 3184 603 44 431 1695 36 1129 1305 - - -

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Cal Ripken.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1981 BAL 17 9 86 13 30 3 6 0.935
1982 BAL 159 159 1,417 221 440 19 64 0.972
1983 BAL 162 162 1,452 272 534 25 113 0.970
1984 BAL 162 162 1,439 297 583 26 122 0.971
1985 BAL 161 161 1,427 286 474 26 123 0.967
1986 BAL 162 162 1,436 240 482 13 105 0.982
1987 BAL 162 162 1,430 240 480 20 103 0.973
1988 BAL 161 161 1,409 284 480 21 119 0.973
1989 BAL 162 162 1,433 276 531 8 119 0.990
1990 BAL 161 161 1,406 242 435 3 94 0.996
1991 BAL 162 162 1,427 267 528 11 114 0.986
1992 BAL 162 162 1,440 287 445 12 119 0.984
1993 BAL 162 162 1,425 226 495 17 101 0.977
1994 BAL 112 112 986 132 321 7 72 0.985
1995 BAL 144 144 1,250 206 409 7 100 0.989
1996 BAL 163 163 1,428 233 483 14 110 0.981
1997 BAL 162 162 1,406 100 314 22 25 0.950
1998 BAL 161 161 1,365 101 265 8 22 0.979
1999 BAL 85 85 700 36 142 13 11 0.932
2000 BAL 73 73 608 56 134 5 17 0.974
2001 BAL 111 111 981 97 209 14 23 0.956
Career 2966 2958 - 4112 8214 294 1682 -



First NameCalvin
Middle NameEdwin
Last NameRipken
Full Name at BirthCalvin Edwin Ripken Jr.
Other NamesIron Man
Age53
Date of BirthAugust 24, 1960
BirthplaceHavre de Grace, MD
Height6' 4" (193 cm)
Weight200 lbs (90.7 kg)
Star SignVirgo
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolAberdeen (Aberdeen, MD)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionShortstop, Third Baseman
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut10 August 1981
Last MLB Game6 October 2001
DraftDrafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2nd round of the 1978 amateur draft.
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2007 (537/545 ballots).

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