Count Me in

Front Cover
Baltimore Oriole shortstop Cal Ripken tells young readers how the road to success in any field is rarely traveled overnight. Ripken, who stands poised to break one of baseball's most sacred records--Lou Gehrig's 2,130 consecutive games played--shares his thoughts on how success is attained over time, through sustained, day-by-day efforts and victories. More than 50 color photos and illustrations.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - LexaGoldbeck - LibraryThing

I really love this book, for one, because Cal Ripkin Jr. is my all-time favorite baseball player. Another reason I love this book is that he writes it, directly speaking to the reader. For example, he ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - AliciaTrotman - LibraryThing

I definitely enjoyed this book. First, I am a big fan of the Orioles. They are my favorite baseball team. Therefore, I wanted to know more about their past famous players. It gave details into Cal ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1995)

Calvin Edwin Ripken, Jr. was born in Havre de Grace, Md. on August 24, 1960, into a baseball family. His father was a catcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization before moving on to a coaching position, and briefly a managerial position, with the big league club. Ripken Jr. was selected by the Orioles in the second round of the 1978 free agent draft and joined his father in the major leagues in 1981. The next year, on May 20, he began a journey that would see him shatter a long-standing baseball record that most thought would never be broken: Lou Gehrig's 2,130 consecutive games played streak. Ripken has had a good major league career. He was named Rookie of the Year in 1982 and American League (AL) Most Valuable Player in 1983 and 1991. He was a perennial starter for the AL in the Major League All-Star Game, beginning in 1984. In addition, Ripken was joined in the Orioles' infield by his brother Bill from 1987 to 1992. Ripken is married to the former Kelly Geer. They have two children, Rachel Marie and Ryan Calvin.

Bibliographic information