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'''Cal Ripken''' is a famous ex-baseball player known for playing in the most consecutive baseball games by never missing a game during a streak from 1982 to 1998. His final tally was 2,632 games.  The previous record holder was [[Lou Gehrig]] with 2,131.  For his feat, Ripken became known as the "Iron Man".  He retired in 2001 and was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, 2007.  He spent his entire career with the [[Baltimore Orioles]].
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'''Cal Ripken''' is a former professional [[baseball]] who set the Major League record for playing in the most consecutive games; Ripken played in 2,632 during a streak that ran from 1982 to 1998. The previous record holder was [[Lou Gehrig]] with 2,131.  For his feat, Ripken became known as the "Iron Man".  He retired in 2001 and was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, 2007.  He spent his entire career with the [[Baltimore Orioles]].
  
Ripken was recently made a special Goodwill Ambassador for the United States as announced by [[Condoleezza Rice]] on August 13th, 2007.  The post is a non-paying position.  Ripken was the second "special sports envoy" to be named, the first being skater [[Michelle Kwan]].<ref>[http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/8/13/145912.shtml?s=al&promo_code=386F-1 NewsMax article]</ref>
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Ripken became a special Goodwill Ambassador for the United States as announced by [[Condoleezza Rice]] on August 13th, 2007.  The post is a non-paying position.  Ripken was the second "special sports envoy" to be named, the first being skater [[Michelle Kwan]].<ref>[http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/8/13/145912.shtml?s=al&promo_code=386F-1 NewsMax article]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 18:48, 1 August 2009

Cal Ripken is a former professional baseball who set the Major League record for playing in the most consecutive games; Ripken played in 2,632 during a streak that ran from 1982 to 1998. The previous record holder was Lou Gehrig with 2,131. For his feat, Ripken became known as the "Iron Man". He retired in 2001 and was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, 2007. He spent his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles.

Ripken became a special Goodwill Ambassador for the United States as announced by Condoleezza Rice on August 13th, 2007. The post is a non-paying position. Ripken was the second "special sports envoy" to be named, the first being skater Michelle Kwan.[1]

References

  1. NewsMax article