Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken Jr. tips his cap to the crowd during the game in which he tied Lou Gehrig's MLB record for most consecutive games played. Ripken broke the record the next night en route to 2,632 consecutive games played. The Aberdeen High School graduate won two MVP awards and logged 3,184 hits in 21 seasons for the Orioles.

( Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr. / September 5, 1995 )

Cal Ripken Jr. tips his cap to the crowd during the game in which he tied Lou Gehrig's MLB record for most consecutive games played. Ripken broke the record the next night en route to 2,632 consecutive games played. The Aberdeen High School graduate won two MVP awards and logged 3,184 hits in 21 seasons for the Orioles.

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