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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Blow Out the Candles August 24

Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr. is celebrating his 53rd birthday today.
1984 Topps #490

Career highlights and awards
19× All-Star (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988,1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996,1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
World Series champion (1983)
2× Gold Glove Award (1991, 1992)
8× Silver Slugger Award (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994)
2× AL MVP (1983, 1991)
1982 AL Rookie of the Year
2× MLB All-Star Game MVP (1991, 2001)
1992 Roberto Clemente Award
1992 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
1991 Home Run Derby winner
Baltimore Orioles #8 retired
Major League Baseball All-Century Team
Holds record for 2,632 consecutive games played
 Above with Dad, Cal Sr. 
Below with brother Billy
 Cal and Eddie
 The Streak
The Hall of Fame welcomes two modern greats.

Boston Red Sox great Harry Hooper was born in Bell Station, California on this date in 1887.
Harry was a member of 4 Red Sox World Series Championship teams.

 Harry Hooper, Tris Speaker and Duffy Lewis at a 1939 Old Timers game.
 

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