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Robert Tate
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 could find little else to talk about yesterday. "If you look at the whole league, he's the only one who's a lifer. He's the last of the stud breed. But it's time," said Bob Zeman of Baldwin. At 41, he is about the same age as Ripken, who will turn 41 on Aug. 24. "I know how I feel when I get out of bed in the morning. Your body changes, especially somebody like him, pumping it out every day." Dave...

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