Sportsman of the Year, 1995 Cal Ripken


 

  [PICTURE] He would play all the games he could, as hard as he could. In a sport accustomed to celebrating freaks of different and unique abilities, Ripken was instead a freak of disposition. He just like to play baseball."

photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
text by Richard Hoffer

On Sept. 6, 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games played. Ripken's streak continues.

 
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