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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