8,243 Consecutive innings played from June 5, 1982, to Sept. 14, 1987 2,632 Consecutive games played from May 30, 1982, to Sept. 19, 1998 .996 Record for fielding percentage in a season by a shortstop (1990) 19 All-Star Game selections 2,216 Consecutive games played at one position...
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Photos spanning Ripken's 21 seasons with the Orioles
Ray Rice is eligible to return to the NFL after an arbitrator overturned his indefinite suspension Friday, but the former Ravens star still faces a difficult path to regaining public acceptance and persuading a team to sign him.
Though Ray Rice is now cleared to return to the NFL, there remains lingering doubt about whether any team will be interested in a 27-year-old running back who hasn't played in a game of any significance since last December.
Several Ravens players have remained in touch with former teammate Ray Rice since his release from the team and have expressed hope that the running back will get a chance to resume his NFL career.