Tom Cravens, Cal Ripken Jr., Carl Cravens

Brush With Greatness

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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/​m​a​v​e​r​i​c​k​s​p​e​a​k​ers.

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