The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington
Cal Ripken

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Baseball Hall-of-Famer

"The Keys to Perseverance"

February 17, 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Texas Hall, UT Arlington

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Cal Ripken played 21 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. His Hall-of-Fame career includes being one of only eight players to have 400 home runs and 3,000 hits. In 1995 he broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played (2,130), and he voluntarily ended the streak in 1998 after playing 2,632 consecutive games. He has always placed a strong focus on giving back to the community. In 2001 he and his family established the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, in memory of the family’s patriarch. The foundation helps teach life lessons through baseball to disadvantaged youth. Most recently, Ripken was named a special envoy for the U.S. State Department, promoting teamwork and cross-cultural communication.