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Ripken talks baseball, books and life lessons at Abingdon library Monday
Ripken talks baseball, books and life lessons at Abingdon library Monday

Baltimore Orioles fans of all ages filled the Abingdon branch of the Harford County Public Library Monday – and they stayed well past closing time – to hear Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. talk about his latest children's book, get his autograph and pose for pictures with the Oriole great. Ripken, a star shortstop who played for the Orioles from 1981 to 2001 and earned the nickname "Iron Man" in 1995 after he broke Lou Gehrig's record for the most consecutive games played, has published five children's books with co-author Kevin Cowherd, a former columnist for The Baltimore Sun who covered Ripken's career with the Orioles. ...

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