Cal Ripken Jr. turns 49 years old today.
One of baseball’s most recognizable figures, Ripken built an incredible resume during his 21 years in the majors. While Cal will probably be most remembered for his consecutive games played streak of 2,632, he also accomplished some amazing baseball feats.
With 3,184 hit and 431 home runs, Ripken is one of only 8 players in the elite 3,000/400 club. Being in such an elite and limited group of the game’s greatest players solidifies Cal as one of the greatest of his era.
And the individual achievements that Cal conquered during his playing days makes him one of the game’s most decorated superstars – A Rookie of the Year winner, 2-time MVP, 19-time All-star selection, 8 Silver Slugger awards, and 2 Gold Glove trophies.
Happy Birthday to one of the game’s classiest players!!