3,184 hits, 431 home runs, 1,695 runs batted in, 2,131 consecutive games played, 19 time All-Star, 2 time AL MVP - those are the stats of baseball great Cal Ripken Jr.
Cal, also known to many in the sports' world as "The Iron Man", played short stop and third baseman for 21 years with the Baltimore Orioles. In 2007, Cal was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and had the highest voting percentile ever. After retiring, Cal became a best selling author and the president and CEO of Ripken baseball. The organization strives to make baseball advances in leagues all over the U.S. and to help train others in the sport.