Hitting homers with Cal Ripken jr.
By: Adam Fulk

Website purpose and information about the publisher

Hi, my name is Adam Fulk. I am a 6th grade student at Holman Middle School. My purpose for making this website is a school project. It is about a person that is famous and to find research about this person. We looked at three reliable websites and paraphrase the information so we would not plagiarize the information.  I did my project on Cal Ripken jr.

Description paragraph.

Cal Ripken, Jr.,  was born August 24,1960. Cal decided not to go to college but to go straight into professional baseball.   He was first signed  by the Orioles in the minor leagues but was pulled up into the majors in his first few years.  He played his first game for the Baltimore Orioles on August 10, 1981.  His first position was third base but he was later moved to shortstop.   He is most well known for setting the record for most consecutive games played of 2,632 earning him the nickname "The Iron Man".  He also achieved the 3,000 hit club in 2000.  Cal retired from baseball in 2001 but continues to support youth baseball through various programs and charities.

Cause and effect

Cal Ripken was a major league baseball player for the Orioles.    He broke  Lou Gehrig's record for playing in the most consecutive games.  When he broke the record the crowd gave him a 22 minute standing ovation.  In 2001 Cal retired because he was getting old and so he could spend more time with his family. Now Cal has more time to spend with his family and started a Cal Ripkin Foundation.

Cause and effect






Chronological Timeline/ Paragraph

Cal Ripken was born August 24, 1960.  In 1978, Cal was drafted in the 2nd round by the Orioles to play in the minor league.  Cal was pulled up to major league to play for the Orioles in 1981.  In 1982, Cal selected Rookie of the Year.  In 1995 he surpassed Lou Gehrigs record of consecutive games played. Cal reached the 3,000 hit club in 2000.  In 2001, Cal Ripkin retires from baseball.  Cal Ripkin is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Work cited

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ripkeca01.shtml

http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/313237

http://www.preceden.com/timelines/141991-cal-ripke...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal_Ripken,_Jr.

http://www.biography.com/people/cal-ripken-jr-9459154

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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when he started a Cal Ripken Foundation?

2 years ago
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how old is he now?

2 years ago
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Does he still play baseball or did he retire?

2 years ago
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is he alive