Just like Jon Hamm, Bill Ripken is finally an Emmy winner.
I know, I know: The former Orioles infielder had been nominated just once before this year prior to getting a gold statuette Tuesday, while the "Mad Men" star was honored in September as lead actor in a drama series in his eighth time up for the award. Doesn't matter. The subject of the world's most infamous baseball card and Don Draper each have one Emmy. That is irrefutable.
Ripken, who has worked at MLB Network since 2009, was honored with a Sports Emmy for outstanding sports personality (studio analyst), beating out ESPN's Jay Bilas, Showtime's Brandon Marshall, and MLB Network colleagues Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds.
Ripken previously was nominated in 2013, losing out to TNT's Charles Barkley (who should always be nominated, honestly).
It took a lot of hard work to get to this level of acclaim. Never forget where you came from, Bill: