Honoring the Iron Man

About this series

Baltimoresun.com is looking for Orioles fans to write about their favorite Cal Ripken Jr. memories. Entries can be personal anecdotes, memories of Ripken's top performances or thoughts on what he meant to the Orioles and baseball. Fan articles will be published leading up to Ripken's Hall of Fame induction. Please limit submissions to 700 words maximum. E-mail your submission to sports@baltimoresun.com and include your name and phone number for verification purposes.

O's fans share their favorite memories of No. 8

July 27, 2007

Honoring the Iron Man

O's faithful reflect on Cal's career

I share the same memory that thousands of Orioles fans share: Cal's last game ever.

10:38 AM EDT, July 24, 2007

Honoring the Iron Man

Getting to know Cal

The bleachers were mostly empty that night in 1984.

5:02 PM EDT, July 24, 2007

Honoring the Iron Man

What you saw was what you got with Cal

Very rarely in today's society do you find sports personalities who you hope your child can idolize on the playing field and in the game of life. Cal Ripken is one of those stars.

9:03 PM EDT, July 14, 2007

Honoring the Iron Man

The night The Streak ended

It was just another Yankees-Orioles game at Camden Yards.

1:25 PM EDT, July 9, 2007

Honoring the Iron Man

A birthday present from Cal

I was at Camden Yards that glorious night in 1995 when the 2,131 banner was raised.

July 3, 2007

Honoring the Iron Man

Father, son enjoy Ripken's last game

From the time my now 11-year-old son was old enough to understand baseball, I started preaching the gospel of Cal to him.

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