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30-05-2017, 03:33 PM
35 years ago today
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Cal Ripken Jr. began the consecutive games played streak that would ultimately break Lou Gehrig's record and reach 2,632 consecutive game. This ended up being one of the major feel good moments that helped baseball to recover after a disastrous strike.

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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30-05-2017, 04:38 PM (This post was last modified: 30-05-2017 04:58 PM by Grasshopper.)
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(30-05-2017 03:33 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
[Image: Ripken-1982-Topps-Traded.jpg]

Cal Ripken Jr. began the consecutive games played streak that would ultimately break Lou Gehrig's record and reach 2,632 consecutive game. This ended up being one of the major feel good moments that helped baseball to recover after a disastrous strike.

As a Milwaukee Brewers fan, I always saw Ripken as the enemy, but he was undoubtedly a great player. In addition to the streak, he was good enough to win 2 MVP awards. The Brewers' shortstop Robin Yount was in the same general class (he also won 2 MVPs), and it was fun to argue about who was better. I still don't know the answer to that, but they were probably the two best shortstops in the AL for quite a few years.

ETA: I just looked over the career stats for both players, and Ripken was undoubtedly better -- in particular, he hit a lot more home runs and won a lot more awards. We were pretty happy with Yount, though, and his numbers are also quite good -- just not as good as Ripken's.
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30-05-2017, 05:02 PM
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(30-05-2017 03:33 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
[Image: Ripken-1982-Topps-Traded.jpg]

Cal Ripken Jr. began the consecutive games played streak that would ultimately break Lou Gehrig's record and reach 2,632 consecutive game. This ended up being one of the major feel good moments that helped baseball to recover after a disastrous strike.

Hey I got that Topps Traded Rookie Card. Wonder what it's worth?

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30-05-2017, 07:09 PM
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(30-05-2017 05:02 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(30-05-2017 03:33 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
[Image: Ripken-1982-Topps-Traded.jpg]

Cal Ripken Jr. began the consecutive games played streak that would ultimately break Lou Gehrig's record and reach 2,632 consecutive game. This ended up being one of the major feel good moments that helped baseball to recover after a disastrous strike.

Hey I got that Topps Traded Rookie Card. Wonder what it's worth?

Depends on the condition but between $50-$500

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