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Cal Ripken, Jr.          

President & CEO Ripken Baseball, Inc.; Baseball "Ironman" and Legendary Shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles

Baseball’s “Iron Man,” Cal Ripken, Jr. broke several professional baseball records during his 21 seasons, but none is as sacred as his consecutive-games-played record. Shattering Lou Gehrig’s streak of 2,131 games by more than 500, Ripken displayed perseverance, endurance, and an everyday work ethic that endeared him to fans, transformed him into a national icon — and some argue, even saved baseball at its darkest moment.

In 2011, Ripken was named as a special envoy for the US State Department, promoting teamwork and cross-cultural communication to Japan. Working with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to fulfill her mission of diplomacy and unity through sports, Ripken has among his responsibilities visiting tsunami- and earthquake-ravaged towns and running baseball camps.

Ripken is the author of numerous books on sports and parenting, and has released two children’s books.

An inspirational speaker, Cal Ripken, Jr. is the personification of leadership, commitment, and excellence. In a warm and witty presentation filled with stories from his illustrious career, he shows how these keys to success apply to the business world as well as to the baseball field. From his own philanthropy with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and his dedication to helping children around the country through the Boys & Girls Clubs and the charity NikeGo, Ripken showcases how individuals can give back and create new opportunities for others. One of the most popular athletes of his generation, Cal Ripken, Jr.’s example inspires audience members of all ages to achieve their own brand of success.


Baseball a Third Parent to Cal Ripken, Jr. | Newsmakers - Yahoo ...

From the blog Newsmakers: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. was blessed with the talent and good fortune to spend the better part of his adult life playing ...

Man in the News: Cal Ripkin Jr.; 2,131: A Child of Baseball, an Iron Man

BALTIMORE, Sept. 6— For those who have watched Cal Ripken Jr. adeptly ply his trade, his incubation in the major league environment was obvious. Ripken was, in a sense, a child of baseball.

Ripken Ties Errorless Mark as Orioles Win

BALTIMORE, July 19— Cal Ripken Jr. tied a major league record with his 88th consecutive errorless game at shortstop and drove in two runs with a first-inning double tonight as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox, 4-1.

Ripken says he's cancer-free after March surgery

Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. said he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February, had surgery in March and has made a full recovery.

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