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I see myself as extremely lucky.
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You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball.

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I stayed attached to baseball through the kids and through minor league baseball, and I'm very satisfied with the schedule it allows me to have, which means I'm home until my kids go off to college. I value that time.

— Cal Ripken, Jr.

I never set out to do this; I never set out to say, 'Can I break this record?' Then all of a sudden, the preparations made for the celebration put pressure on me. I said, 'Okay, I have to get there.' After 2,130, there was sort of a realization it was a foregone conclusion you're going to play tomorrow.

— Cal Ripken, Jr.

Being elected to the Hall of Fame is about your career pretty much and your impact on the game.

— Cal Ripken, Jr.

My dad was part of the Oriole way. I think he was there 14 years in the minor leagues; I think seven of those years, they had the same people in place. So it was about continuity. It was about stability.

— Cal Ripken, Jr.

Baseball can be slow in many ways. The action starts with when the pitcher delivers the ball. But the action really starts when the crack of the bat happens.

— Cal Ripken, Jr.

You don't project yourself in the Hall of Fame as a player. It's only during that five-year period where people start asking about it, and it doesn't seem real until it happens.

— Cal Ripken, Jr.

As long as I can compete, I won't quit.

— Cal Ripken, Jr.

Stubbornness usually is considered a negative; but I think that trait has been a positive for me.

— Cal Ripken, Jr.

That's the result of the black cloud on baseball, .. Until it's rid of steroids, people are naturally going to think that.

— Cal Ripken, Jr.

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