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  • Final salute to Ripken

    The mayor named a street after him. A former president called him the best running story in baseball. A sell-out throng cheered his every move, lighting the sky with flashbulbs and the glint of metallic confetti, chanting, "Thank you, Cal." Cal Ripken...
  • A full year's work: pass Gehrig, and save baseball

    Fourteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. When Cal Ripken wasn't accepting more congratulations or soaking in another long ovation in 1995, he managed to hit .262 with 17 homers and 88 RBIs. The season was cut short, to...
  • No bows for Brooks

    THE ORIOLES will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brooks Robinson's major league debut Saturday at Camden Yards, but Robinson won't be there to help. "They asked me, but I just don't want to do that," Robinson, 68, said yesterday. One reason is he...
  • Iron Man's timing on, as always

    He got it right again. With his decision to retire at the end of the 2001 season, Cal Ripken has again displayed the proper sense of timing and judgment he has shown throughout his remarkable career. No, he isn't going to try to keep playing beyond this...
  • Ripken to retire

    Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken will end his Hall of Fame career at the end of this season, a spokesman for his management group confirmed early this morning. Ripken, the game's record-holder for consecutive games played and a symbol for Major League...
  • With grit and talent, Ripken rose above crowd

    Cal Ripken just wanted to play the game. He followed in the spike marks of his father and hoped to emulate boyhood idol Brooks Robinson, but ended up creating a legend all his own. Ripken redefined the shortstop position, unhorsed one of the most revered...
  • Ripken timeline

    1960 - Aug. 24: Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr. is born in Havre de Grace, Md. 1978 - June 13: Ripken is selected in the second round of the amateur draft by the Orioles, the team's fourth pick. He begins pro career with Bluefield (W.Va.) in the rookie...
  • Cal grabs All-Star moment

    SEATTLE - The Safeco Field crowd stood at 6:19 p.m., almost too late to force Cal Ripken from the batter's box to acknowledge its welcome as he led off the third inning of a scoreless All-Star Game. A tip of his helmet, a wave of the bat. Then a swing....
  • Catching Cal could be costly

    Fans of the Iron Man lined up on Eutaw Street, on phones and online early this morning, hoping for a chance to see Cal Ripken play his final game in Baltimore. Without deep pockets, most will be disappointed. Tickets for the Orioles' final two home...
  • Emotional time for mother, siblings

    Mom knew. Vi Ripken was puttering around the house in Aberdeen on Saturday when the phone rang. Her eldest son was calling. They spoke briefly, family chitchat. Then Cal took a deep breath and swung. "I just wanted you to know that I've made my...
  • 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...
  • 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...