Cal Ripken, Jr. to Receive Honors from Louisville Slugger
09/17/2013 10:24 AM
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has announced that Baseball Hall of Famer and Baltimore Orioles great Cal Ripken, Jr. will receive the 2013 Living Legend Award on Friday, November 8.
Ripken, Jr. will accept the award in Louisville during a special ceremony in conjunction with the 10th Annual Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Auction.
In a press release, Ripken, Jr. said, “Louisville Slugger has been a long-time partner of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and I appreciate all they do to support the Foundation in its goal to help our nation’s disadvantaged youth. I am eagerly looking forward to accepting the award in Louisville this fall.”
Ripken, Jr. used a Louisville Slugger P72 throughout most of his career which spanned two decades. He had more than 3,100 hits, including more than 431 home runs.
Ripken, Jr.‘s achievements throughout his career also include AL Rookie of the Year in 1982, MVP award in 1983 and 1991 and a Gold Glove in 1991 and 1992. In addition, he broke Lou Gehrig’s major league record for consecutive games played.
Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007 with the third highest voting percentage in history, Ripken, Jr., is baseball’s all-time Iron Man.
Past recipients of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Living Legend Award include Tony Gwynn, Johnny Bench, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson and Ken Griffey, Jr.
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