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5. Cal Ripken Jr., shortstop

You knew Cal was going to be on this list. Baseball's "Ironman," Ripken was a throwback who refused to take a day off. He was a solid defender, winning two Gold Glove Awards during his Hall of Fame career. And he revolutionized the shortstop position, hitting 431 home runs and piling up 3,184 hits in his 21 seasons with the Orioles. Ripken is one of the truly iconic players in baseball history, not just in Baltimore.Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun