Cal Ripken Honored by the Baltimore Orioles

Cal Ripken was paraded around Camden Yards Tuesday night in a Machine Silver Metallic Corvette convertible as the Baltimore Orioles honored their newest member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

According the to the press release issued by Major League Baseball, Ripken, a 19-time All-Star and member of the vaunted 3,000-hit club, is best known for his all-time record of 2,632 consecutive games played.  His legacy has always gone way beyond the numbers, though, and on Sunday, he'll become the sixth player enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame to have the Orioles on his official plaque.

"Orioles fans will never forget Cal's catch to close out the 1983 World Series," Peter Angelos, the chairman and chief executive officer of the Orioles, wrote.  "We will forever remember his 400th home run and his 3,000th hit.  And, of course, we will cherish those magical nights on Sept. 5 and 6, 1995, when the entire nation watched Cal tie and set the record for consecutive games played, helping to almost single-handedly revitalize baseball."

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