Cal Ripken is a baseball player, born August 24, 1960 in Navdr de Grace, Maryland. In baseball, it is best known as the “Iron Man”. At birth, he received the name Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr..
Cal Ripken earned the nickname “Iron Man” due to the record number of games played in the top league. Such a sports line lasted from May 30, 1982 until September 19, 1998, when Ripken himself withdrew from the game. The previous record was set by baseball player Lou Gehrig, who played 2,130 games. Ripken overtook this level on September 7, 1995.
Cal Ripken played his entire career in the big league with Baltimore Oriels, making 3,184 hits, 431 home runs. At the end of the 2001 season, Ripken left the sport. Later he organized “Ripken Baseball” – a league for children up to 12 years old.
Additional information: Ripken wore No. 8. He beat and threw with his right hand. Ripken’s father and brother Bill also spent time together with the “Orioles”. In his career, Cal Ripken was shortstopping for many years. But towards the end of his career he took a place near the third base. In 1982, Ripken was named the rookie of the year. In 1981, he played 23 games, and 1982 was the first full, held in the Major Leagues. When in 1995, Cal broke the record of Lou Gehrig, “Sports Illustrated” named him an athlete of the year.