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The Iron Man
TEXT BY TIM KURKJIAN
July 25, 2007
The Iron Man was the ideal nickname for Cal Ripken Jr. For more than 16 years he battled pain, sickness and just plain fatigue and did not miss a day of work. But as this private look at Ripken in 1995 revealed, baseball's toughest player also had a softer side
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July 25, 2007

The Iron Man

The Iron Man was the ideal nickname for Cal Ripken Jr. For more than 16 years he battled pain, sickness and just plain fatigue and did not miss a day of work. But as this private look at Ripken in 1995 revealed, baseball's toughest player also had a softer side

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The week ends for Ripken with a typical Saturday at home: A morning spent in the gym, highlighted by Cal, Kelly, Rachel and Ryan bouncing on the trampoline as Dad sings ring-around-the-rosy. Then into the pool for two hours with the kids. Then it's on to the ballpark for consecutive game number 2,093.

And the iron man keeps going and going and going.

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