Cal Ripken, Jr. was a shortstop and third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles for
his entire twenty–one–season career (1981–2001). Nicknamed "The Iron Man" for his work ethic and reliability on the field, Cal Ripken, Jr. is best remembered for playing a record
2,632 straight games over seventeen seasons, shattering the record previously held by the
legendary Lou Gehrig. Cal was a nineteen-time All-Star and is one of eight players in history
to amass over 400 home runs and 3,000 hits. In 2007 he was inducted into the National
Baseball Hall of Fame, after earning the most votes in history. Mr. Ripken is CEO of Ripken
Baseball, Inc., a company dedicated to growing the game of baseball at the grassroots level.
He currently lives in Maryland with his wife and two children.