Cal Ripken Jr

  • Travels From: Baltimore, MD
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Tagline: Baseball Legend

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  • Cal Ripken Jr., otherwise known as ‘Iron Man’, is an American legendary baseball player.
  • He earned the moniker from his incredible and historical position as shortstop.
  • He began ‘the streak’ (the longest stretch of consecutive games totalling 2,632), and became recognised as a 19-Time-All-Star champion and two-time American League Most Valuable Player (1983).
  • He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Enduring Values from Baseball’s Iron Man. Cal Ripken Jr. is a baseball legend.

But legends aren’t born, they’re made. In this talk, Ripken reflects on his life and career, offering lessons-learned for the next generation and those to come.

He shares the values he has lived by, stories behind what it took to keep the streak alive, and what it meant to bring the World Series to Baltimore. Ripken’s message is simple yet poignant, and essential wisdom to anyone trying to forge a successful life in times that are often chaotic.

Blending insights from sports, business, and a life well-lived, Ripken outlines eight rules for the game of baseball and life, drawn from the lessons he has learned on and off the field.

A one-of-a-kind athlete, role model, and motivational speaker, Cal Ripken, Jr. talks to audiences about the skills that were key to his success: leadership, loyalty, patience, and perseverance.

Using his own experience as an example, Ripken demonstrates to audiences how these qualities lead to success not only in baseball, but in business as well.

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Cal Ripken Jr., otherwise known as ‘Iron Man’, is an American legendary baseball player. He earned the moniker from his incredible and historical position as shortstop. He began ‘the streak’ (the longest stretch of consecutive games totalling 2,632), and became recognised as a 19-Time-All-Star champion and two-time American League Most Valuable Player (1983). He was […]

Cal Ripken Jr., otherwise known as ‘Iron Man’, is an American legendary baseball player. He earned the moniker from his incredible and historical position as shortstop.

He began ‘the streak’ (the longest stretch of consecutive games totalling 2,632), and became recognised as a 19-Time-All-Star champion and two-time American League Most Valuable Player (1983). He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

His undeniably remarkable achievements are to be commended by his hard work and sheer devotion. Cal was known for his work ethic and perseverance that ultimately transformed him into a national icon, that has been described to have saved baseball from its darkest point.

His actions are recognised as he is also a two-time Gold Glove Award winner who holds the unbeatable record for consecutive games played and surpassed Lou Gehrig’s streak of 2,130 that stood for 56 years. Cal brings his stories to life, sharing his values and lessons learnt along the way, showing how these are applicable to the business world, through his warm and witty presentations.

Cal Ripken Jr | Baseball Legend

As President and CEO of Ripken Baseball, Inc., which operates three baseball complexes, with the aim to help progress the love of baseball from a grassroots level. Additionally, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, a non-profit organization (founded 2001) honorably named after Cal Sr., strives to deliver and embody the traits and qualities as a devoted coach and mentor; leadership, responsibility, work-ethic and healthy living.

The Foundation offers transformational at-risk youth programmes, Youth Development Parks, multipurpose parks, creating safe opportunities for the youth to develop valuable life skills and mentalities. It enables them to make smart and good choices for their futures through team-building skills, communication and work-ethic.

Cal Ripken is also a published author of “Play Baseball the Ripken Way” (2004),  “Parenting Young Athletes the Ripken Way: Ensuring the Best Experience for Your Kids in Any Sport” and “Get in the Game: 8 Elements of Perseverance That Make the Difference.” 

Cal Ripken consistent leadership skills, commitment and work-ethic has made him not only a sporting legend, but an exceptional role-model and leading individual who continues to inspire and motivate his diverse audience.

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