Cal Ripken, Jr. Stats

Cal Ripken, Jr. was born on Wednesday, August 24, 1960, in Havre De Grace, Maryland. Ripken, Jr. was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 10, 1981, with the Baltimore Orioles. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive , Jr. baseball stats page.

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"One question I've been repeatedly asked these last few weeks is how do I want to be remembered. My answer is simple: To be remembered at all is pretty special. I might also add, that if I am remembered, I hope it's because by living my dream I was able to make a difference." - Cal Ripken, Jr. on ESPN Classic SportsCentury (ESPN Classic Network, Nick Acocella, Iron Man Ripken brought stability to shortstop , Source ) [ Cal Ripken, Jr. Quotes ]

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Cal 'Iron Man' Ripken, Jr. Autograph on a 1987 Topps Glossy Send-In Baseball Card (#37 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1987top04' title='1987 Topps All-Star Glossy Send In'>Checklist</a>)

Cal 'Iron Man' Ripken, Jr. Autograph on a 1987 Topps Glossy Send-In Baseball Card (#37 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Calvin Edwin Ripken, Jr.
Nickname:
Iron Man or The Iron Man
Born On:
08-24-1960  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Havre De Grace, Maryland
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Aberdeen High School (Aberdeen, MD)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
225
First Game:
08-10-1981 (Age 20)
Last Game:
10-06-2001
Draft:
1978 : 2nd Round (48th)

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Cal Ripken, Jr. Pitching Stats

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Cal Ripken, Jr. Hitting Stats

1981 21 Orioles 23 39 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 4 .128 .150 .128
1982 22 Orioles 160 598 90 158 32 5 28 1 93 46 3 95 2 6 3 16 .264 .317 .475
1983 23 Orioles 162 663 121 211 47 2 27 1 102 58 0 97 0 5 0 24 .318 .371 .517
1984 24 Orioles 162 641 103 195 37 7 27 0 86 71 1 89 0 2 2 16 .304 .374 .510
1985 25 Orioles 161 642 116 181 32 5 26 0 110 67 1 68 0 8 1 32 .282 .347 .469
1986 26 Orioles 162 627 98 177 35 1 25 0 81 70 5 60 0 6 4 19 .282 .355 .461
1987 27 Orioles 162 624 97 157 28 3 27 0 98 81 0 77 0 11 1 19 .252 .333 .436
1988 28 Orioles 161 575 87 152 25 1 23 0 81 102 7 69 0 10 2 10 .264 .372 .431
1989 29 Orioles 162 646 80 166 30 0 21 0 93 57 5 72 0 6 3 22 .257 .317 .401
1990 30 Orioles 161 600 78 150 28 4 21 0 84 82 18 66 1 7 5 12 .250 .341 .415
1991 31 Orioles 162 650 99 210 46 5 34 0 114 53 15 46 0 9 5 19 .323 .374 .566
1992 32 Orioles 162 637 73 160 29 1 14 0 72 64 14 50 0 7 7 13 .251 .323 .366
1993 33 Orioles 162 641 87 165 26 3 24 0 90 65 19 58 0 6 6 17 .257 .329 .420
1994 34 Orioles 112 444 71 140 19 3 13 1 75 32 3 41 0 4 4 17 .315 .364 .459
1995 35 Orioles 144 550 71 144 33 2 17 1 88 52 6 59 1 8 2 15 .262 .324 .422
1996 36 Orioles 163 640 94 178 40 1 26 1 102 59 3 78 0 4 4 28 .278 .341 .466
1997 37 Orioles 162 615 79 166 30 0 17 2 84 56 3 73 0 10 5 19 .270 .331 .402
1998 38 Orioles 161 601 65 163 27 1 14 1 61 51 0 68 1 2 4 9 .271 .331 .389
1999 39 Orioles 86 332 51 113 27 0 18 0 57 13 3 31 3 3 3 14 .340 .368 .584
2000 40 Orioles 83 309 43 79 16 0 15 0 56 23 0 37 0 4 3 10 .256 .310 .453
2001 41 Orioles 128 477 43 114 16 0 14 0 68 26 1 63 2 9 2 15 .239 .276 .361
21 Years 3,001 11,551 1,647 3,184 603 44 431 8 1,695 1,129 107 1,305 10 127 66 350 .276 .340 .447

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Cal Ripken, Jr. Fielding Stats

1981 Orioles 3B 6 1 51 9 1.5 8 2 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .889 4.24
1981 Orioles SS 12 8 207 37 3.1 35 11 24 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .946 4.57
1982 Orioles 3B 71 68 1,812 223 3.1 217 66 151 6 17 n/a n/a n/a .973 3.23
1982 Orioles SS 94 91 2,439 457 4.9 444 155 289 13 47 n/a n/a n/a .972 4.92
1983 Orioles SS 162 162 4,356 831 5.1 806 272 534 25 113 n/a n/a n/a .970 5.00
1984 Orioles SS 162 162 4,317 906 5.6 880 297 583 26 122 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.50
1985 Orioles SS 161 161 4,281 786 4.9 760 286 474 26 123 n/a n/a n/a .967 4.79
1986 Orioles SS 162 162 4,308 735 4.5 722 240 482 13 105 n/a n/a n/a .982 4.53
1987 Orioles SS 162 162 4,290 740 4.6 720 240 480 20 103 n/a n/a n/a .973 4.53
1988 Orioles SS 161 161 4,227 785 4.9 764 284 480 21 119 n/a n/a n/a .973 4.88
1989 Orioles SS 162 162 4,299 815 5.0 807 276 531 8 119 n/a n/a n/a .990 5.07
1990 Orioles SS 161 161 4,218 680 4.2 677 242 435 3 94 n/a n/a n/a .996 4.33
1991 Orioles SS 162 162 4,281 806 5.0 795 267 528 11 114 n/a n/a n/a .986 5.01
1992 Orioles SS 162 162 4,320 744 4.6 732 287 445 12 119 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.58
1993 Orioles SS 162 162 4,275 738 4.6 721 226 495 17 101 n/a n/a n/a .977 4.55
1994 Orioles SS 112 112 2,958 460 4.1 453 132 321 7 72 n/a n/a n/a .985 4.13
1995 Orioles SS 144 144 3,750 622 4.3 615 206 409 7 100 n/a n/a n/a .989 4.43
1996 Orioles 3B 6 6 147 21 3.5 21 5 16 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.86
1996 Orioles SS 158 157 4,137 709 4.5 695 228 467 14 109 n/a n/a n/a .980 4.54
1997 Orioles 3B 162 162 4,203 434 2.7 412 98 314 22 25 n/a n/a n/a .949 2.65
1997 Orioles SS 3 0 15 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1998 Orioles 3B 161 161 4,095 374 2.3 366 101 265 8 22 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.41
1999 Orioles 3B 85 85 2,100 191 2.2 178 36 142 13 11 n/a n/a n/a .932 2.29
2000 Orioles 3B 73 73 1,824 195 2.7 190 56 134 5 17 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.81
2001 Orioles 3B 111 111 2,943 320 2.9 306 97 209 14 23 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.81
SS Totals 2,302 2,291 60,678 10,853 4.7 10,628 3,651 6,977 225 1,565 n/a n/a n/a .979 4.73
3B Totals 675 667 17,175 1,767 2.6 1,698 461 1,237 69 117 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.67
21 Years 2,977 2,958 77,853 12,620 4.2 12,326 4,112 8,214 294 1,682 n/a n/a n/a .977 4.27

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Cal Ripken, Jr. Miscellaneous Stats

1981 Orioles 0 0 .000 4 6 0 0.0 4.9 0.0 - - -
1982 Orioles 3 3 .500 0 1 0 21.4 6.3 6.4 - - -
1983 Orioles 0 4 .000 0 0 0 24.6 6.8 6.5 - - -
1984 Orioles 2 1 .667 0 0 0 23.7 7.2 7.5 - - -
1985 Orioles 2 3 .400 0 0 0 24.7 9.4 5.8 - - -
1986 Orioles 4 2 .667 0 0 0 25.1 10.5 7.7 - - -
1987 Orioles 3 5 .375 0 0 0 23.1 8.1 6.4 - - -
1988 Orioles 2 2 .500 0 0 0 25.0 8.3 7.1 - - -
1989 Orioles 3 2 .600 0 0 0 30.8 9.0 6.9 - - -
1990 Orioles 3 1 .750 0 0 0 28.6 9.1 7.1 - - -
1991 Orioles 6 1 .857 0 0 0 19.1 14.1 5.7 - - -
1992 Orioles 4 3 .571 0 0 0 45.5 12.7 8.8 - - -
1993 Orioles 1 4 .200 0 0 0 26.7 11.1 7.1 - - -
1994 Orioles 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 34.2 10.8 5.9 - - -
1995 Orioles 0 1 .000 0 0 0 32.4 9.3 6.3 - - -
1996 Orioles 1 2 .333 0 0 0 24.6 8.2 6.3 - - -
1997 Orioles 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 36.2 8.4 7.3 - - -
1998 Orioles 0 2 .000 0 0 0 42.9 8.8 9.9 - - -
1999 Orioles 0 1 .000 1 0 0 18.4 10.7 5.8 - - -
2000 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 10 20.6 8.4 5.5 - - -
2001 Orioles 0 2 .000 3 0 14 34.1 7.6 7.0 - - -
21 Years 36 39 .480 8 7 24 26.8 8.9 6.8 - - -

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Cal Ripken, Jr. Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Calvin Edwin Ripken, Jr. was a Major League Baseball player who spent his entire 21-year career playing shortstop (2,302 games) and third base (675 games) for the Baltimore Orioles The Iron Man , for playing in 2,632 consecutive games , breaking the "unbreakable" record set 56 years earlier by Lou Gehrig .

1. On May 6, 1984 , Cal Ripken, Jr. hit a triple in the third inning, a single in the fifth, a double in the seventh, and homered in the ninth - becoming the first Orioles shortstop (including their time as the St. Louis Browns , 1902-1953) to hit for the cycle .

2. On October 16, 1983 , Cal Ripken, Jr. took the field during Game 5 of the 1983 World Series , a 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies , winning the world championship. Ripken started all five games during that Fall Classic , and earlier that year, the Iron Man had played in all four games of the American League Championship Series, the 1983 All-Star Game , and all 162 regular season games - the first player in Major League history to appear in every regular season, League Championship , and World Series game !

3. On September 14, 1987 , Cal Ripken, Jr. was replaced in the field in the top of the 8th inning by Ron Washington . The Iron Man had played in every inning of every game since June 5, 1982 - 8,264 consecutive innings, crushing the previous record of 5,152 consecutive innings played set previously by George Pinkney !

4. On September 24, 1990 , Cal Ripken, Jr. committed an error, his third - and last - of the season ( April 13 & July 28 ), setting a new single-season record for fewest errors by a shortstop (minimum 150 games played) in baseball history. That mark remains unbroken through today!

5. On July 15, 1993 , Cal Ripken, Jr. hit a home run off Scott Erickson , in the sixth inning, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. It was The Iron Man's 278th home run as a shortstop, passing Hall of Famer Ernie Banks ' record for Home Runs in a Career while playing short.

6. On July 10, 2001 , Cal Ripken, Jr. was selected by the fans to his 19th All-Star Game , breaking the American League record for most times as an All-Star. Do you know what junior circuit player "only" had 18 appearances? [ Answer ]

7. On September 6, 1995 , Cal Ripken, Jr. said, "It was like an out-of-body experience. It's like when your wife is having a baby. You're watching and thinking, 'This can't be me. This can't be my wife. This can't be my child.' You think it's happening to someone else. These last two nights here, I kept thinking, 'This can't be happening to me. This has to be someone else." It was not somebody else, it was The Iron Man, and on that truly spectacular evening, Ripken played in his 2,131st consecutive game , breaking the record of 2,130 straight games, set previously by Lou Gehrig .

8. On October 6, 2001 , Cal Ripken, Jr. took the field one last time, the day after he played in both games of a doubleheader ( Game 1 | Game 2 ), and ended his career in front of 48,807 fans in Camden Yards. It was the last day a Baltimore Orioles player ever wore #8 during a baseball game.

Cal Ripken, Jr. Hall of Fame Plaque
Cal Ripken, Jr. | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2007 ( HOF )
The National Baseball Hall of Fame called Cal Ripken, Jr. on January 9, 2007, saying, "Welcome to the Hall of Fame!" They continued to share specific details, he was named on 537 of the 545 ballots submitted, it was the largest number of votes ever received, and his name appeared on 98.53% of the ballots, the third highest percentage (at that time). Ripken joked, "Really, all I wanted to hear was, 'You're in!'" Do you know who was first ( Answer ) or second ( Answer )?

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