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  • Road to future has fast lane to Aberdeen

    As he heads toward retirement, where it all started - to Aberdeen, Cal Ripken is looking back to where the big-league dreams first took hold. Back where a boy, with just a little imagination, could become Brooks Robinson, diving for the line drive,...
  • Around the majors, words of gratitude, respect order of day

    Cal Ripken won't actually retire until the Orioles complete the 2001 season, but the announcement this week that signaled the end of his 21-year major-league career left friends, teammates and opposing players to ponder a baseball world without the...
  • For fans, Iron Man is talk of town

    Orioles fans learned yesterday that they're losing their hometown boy turned Iron Man, their Cal. Cal Ripken, the third baseman who needs no last name in Baltimore or in baseball, announced that he's retiring after 21 years with the Orioles. Fans...
  • Two stars, one classic moment

    SEATTLE - A season of lasts brought Cal Ripken to the Emerald City yesterday, where he and San Diego Padres right fielder Tony Gwynn became the focus of a sport that has begun its goodbyes. The 72nd Baseball All-Star Game welcomed Ripken for the 19th and...
  • Road to fame a steady line drive

    Power. Consistency. Durability. Those were the hallmarks of Eddie Murray's 21-year major league career. He never led a league in batting, home runs or RBIs in a non-strike season and never won a league Most Valuable Player award, but he quietly...
  • Star deserved far better than treatment he got

    WHEN Eddie Murray is inducted into the Hall of Fame today, Major League Baseball will show an appreciation of the superstar that he didn't receive as a player, either nationally or in Baltimore. Even though Murray was one of the sport's best clutch...
  • Excerpts from Eddie Murray's speech

    Excerpts from Eddie Murray's speech at Cooperstown: A nice, little sea of black and orange out there. It's a wonderful thing. I'm thankful to be here today. It's a dream, one of the few things I never dreamed. The game, I knew I was going to do. It's a...
  • '96 was balm in healing process

    WILL they chant his name in Cooperstown, the way they used to at Memorial Stadium, when the quiet kid out of Los Angeles took over first base for the Orioles, then never stopped producing hits and homers and runs, all the way back to Camden Yards? Will...
  • The Streak survives criticism, M's brawl

    Twelfth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. Just as Cal Ripken always had avoided serious injuries, he also was immune to criticism. But that changed in 1993. The season ended with his consecutive-games streak alive, but not...
  • A few chinks develop in armor of Iron Man

    Sixteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 full major-league seasons. The 1997 season brought a confession from Cal Ripken. It came in Oakland before an early August game, and it illustrated just how deeply the dents had begun to form in baseball's...
  • Maker of magical moments leaves imprint for all time

    Like everyone else, Mike Flanagan carries a moment, a flash that offers an indelible impression of Cal Ripken, his former teammate who grew to become, as Ripken's younger brother Bill liked to say, "the biggest man in the game." The moment was Aug. 9, 51...
  • Only strike stops roll, threatens The Streak

    Thirteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. Baseball found a way to get Cal Ripken off the field in 1994. It stopped playing. The season lasted until Aug. 12, when players went on strike. Team owners canceled the remaining...