The American baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. was born in 1960 in Maryland. After high school, Ripken was drafted by the Orioles in 1978, and by 1981 he’d reached the major leagues as a shortstop. Since then, Cal Jr. has been among America’s most celebrated baseball players, earning awards for Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, and Gold Glove Awards, and earning the All-Star title nineteen times. In 1983, Cal Ripken Jr. saw his team to the World Series championship, and by the end of his career he had broken Lou Gehrig’s record for most consecutive games played.Today, Cal Ripken Jr. is regarding as one of America’s best shortstops. Since his retirement from baseball, Ripken has been active in a number of business ventures, including ownership of a number of minor league teams. In 2007, Cal Jr. began a run on TBS Sports as a studio analyst, a role which he continues to frequently fill today, and he serves on the Board of Directors for ZeniMax Media.