Ripken Calvin Edward, Jr.
Rip·ken(rĭp′kən), Calvin Edward, Jr. Known as "Cal." Born 1960.
American baseball player. A shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles, he was the American League's most valuable player in 1983 and 1991. In 1995 he broke Lou Gehrig's 2,130-game record for consecutive games played and voluntarily ended his streak in 1998 at 2,632 consecutive games.
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