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Cal Ripken Jr.

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Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken Jr.

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Cal Ripken Jr., the legendary Baltimore Orioles infielder who is headed for the Hall of Fame, announced today that this year's season would be his last. "Iron Man" Ripken broke into the big leagues in the summer of 1981 and played in 2,632 consecutive games — shattering the Lou Gehrig record that was once thought unbreakable. NPR's Brian Naylor has the story.

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