Cal was inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 29, 2007, the same day as Tony Gwynn.
On July 15, 1993, Cal hit the 278th home run of his career off of former Oriole teammate, Scott Erickson. This broke the long standing record of 277 held by Chicago Cub Hall of Famer, Ernie Banks.
Cal had 44 career triples.
In 1983 Cal Led the American League in hits with 211.
In 1988 Cal led the American League with 10 sacrifice flies.
Cal was a 2nd round draft pick in 1978 by the Baltimore Orioles.
Cal had a career high 7 triples in 1984.
Cal had 603 career doubles.
Cal won the American League's Gold Glove Award for shortstops in 1991 and 1992.
Was named Sports Illustrated's "Sportsman of the Year" in 1995.
Cal was named the MVP of the 2001 All-Star Game.
Ripken played in 3,001 games during his Major League Baseball career.
Ripken had more than 100 RBI in a season four different times (1983, 85, 91 and 96).
On May 24, 1994, Cal hit the 300th home run of his career.
In 1990 Cal set Major League record for consecutive errorless games at 95 and consecutive chances without an error at 431.
Ripken had the fewest errors (3) by a shortstop in a single season in the history of Major League Baseball during the 1990 season.
In 1990 Cal broke Larry Bowa's record of best fielding percentage by a shortstop with a .996 fielding average.
As of 2006, Cal has 345 home runs as a shortstop, the most ever at that position.
As of his retirement Cal was the tallest full-time shortstop to ever play Major League Baseball standing at 6'4".
Cal led all American League shortstops in assists in four different seasons.
In 1987 Cal's father, Cal Sr., was hired as the Oriole Manager. Soon after Cal's brother Billy was called up to play second base, putting all three Ripken's on the same team. This was the first time someone managed two sons at the same time.
Ripken played on 17 consecutive All-Star teams for the American League.
Ripken won his second in MVP award in 1991. That season Cal had a .323 batting average, hit 34 home runs and drove in 114 runs.
Within his consecutive games played streak, cal set another record. Ripken played from June 5, 1982, through September 14, 1987, without missing a single inning. His record of 8,243 consecutive innings played is a record that may never be approached again.
Cal's consecutive game streak came to an end on September 20, 1998. He voluntarily took a game off after playing in 2,632 consecutive games.
On September 6, 1995, Ripken played in his record-setting 2,131st consecutive game breaking a long standing record by former Yankee Lou Gehrig.
Cal's 1983 Baltimore Oriole team won the World Series.
Ripken won the American League's Most Valuable Player Award in 1983.
In 1982 Cal was named the American League Rookie of the Year.
Cal made his Major League debuted on August 10, 1981 with the Baltimore Orioles.
Ripken: He (Eddie Murray) showed me how to play this game, day in and day out. I thank him for his example and for his friendship.
Cal: The streak has become my identity; it's who I've become.
Cal: The reality is that players can't play forever.
Cal: When I came into the big leagues, the locker room had ashtrays, spittoons and candy bars. Then the blenders for the protein mixes replaced them.
Cal: The Hall of Fame run, it should be a celebration of the player's career. I hope, if that happens with me, that it would be a celebration.
Cal: Baseball's in my blood... I've found out the last couple of years I've got a big interest in teaching baseball.
Peter Angelos: Cal Ripken is more than just records and statistics. He is the Iron Man who was born in Maryland, played his entire career for his hometown team and gave everything he had. Cal showed everyone how the game should be played.
Cal: I think we all were very disappointed that steroids came flying out into the game of baseball. The integrity of the game was in question.