1982: Cal Ripken Jr.

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008391" title="Cal Ripken, Jr." href="/topic/sports/baseball/cal-ripken-jr.-PESPT008391.topic">Cal Ripken Jr.</a> is congratulated by his father, Cal Sr., as he rounds third base after hitting a home run on Opening Day. Ripken had made his major league debut on August 10, 1981. He compiled 39 at- bats that year, remaining eligible for the American League Rookie of the Year honors that he won in 1982.

( Baltimore Sun photo by Irv Phillips / April 5, 1982 )

Cal Ripken Jr. is congratulated by his father, Cal Sr., as he rounds third base after hitting a home run on Opening Day. Ripken had made his major league debut on August 10, 1981. He compiled 39 at- bats that year, remaining eligible for the American League Rookie of the Year honors that he won in 1982.

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