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Cal Ripken Jr.

Awards And Accomplishments

1977 Played in the Mickey Mantle World Series
1980 Named Southern League All-Star
1982 Voted American League Rookie of the Year
1983 Baltimore Orioles win World Series
1983 Voted American League Most Valuable Player (MVP)
1990 Set records for fewest errors and highest fielding percentage by a shortstop
1991 American League Most Valuable Player; Sporting News Major League Player of the Year; All-Star Game MVP, and Gold Glove
1995 Associated Press and United Press International Male Athlete of the Year; Sporting News Major League Player of the Year; Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year; Newsweek newsmaker; People Most Intriguing People.
1996 Opened Ripken Museum, Aberdeen, Maryland
1997 Published autobiography, The Only Way I Know
2001 Made farewell address at Camden Field, September 9

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