Brush With Greatness
Legendary baseball player Cal Ripken Jr., center, with Tom Cravens, left, and Carl Cravens ’01 at a reception before Ripken’s “Keys to Perseverance” presentation in February at Texas Hall. The former Baltimore Orioles infielder holds baseball’s all-time record for consecutive games played (2,632) and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007 by 98.53 percent of voters—the highest percentage ever for a position player and the third highest overall. Ripken spoke as part of the Maverick Speakers Series. Watch a video excerpt at uta.edu/maverickspeakers.