Cal Ripken, Jr. is best remembered for breaking Lou Gehrig's record of consecutive games played (2,130).
Ripken played in 2,632 consecutive games and spent his entire 21 year career with the Baltimore Orioles.
Ripken was a 19-time All-Star who amassed 3,184 hits and belted 431 home-runs.
Ripken was the American League's Rookie of the Year in 1982 and a two-time Most Valuable Player (1983 & 1991).
Ripken also was named MVP of the All-Star game twice and he won two Gold Gloves for fielding excellence.
Ripken's father, Cal Sr. managed the Orioles and Cal Jr.'s brother, Billy, was a teammate of Cal's with the Orioles.
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