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Ripken And Gwynn Get Their Day To Shine At Cooperstown


Two of baseball's greatest ambassadors were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York on Sunday. Former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn, and Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken were inducted as the 2007 class of Baseball's Valhalla. The two players actually had quite a bit in common. Both players stayed with one organization their entire careers, a rarity in modern baseball. Both players collected over 3100 hits, and both were known as consummate team players. Ripken of course broke Lou Gehrig's "Ironman Streak" of 2,130 consecutive games played by playing 2,632 before sitting. Ripken won a World Series title with Baltimore in 1983.


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