Baltimore Orioles Legends - Cal Ripken Jr. Collector's Edition
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But Ripken didn't stop at 2131, and neither does this six-disc set. It has four other complete and significant games, including a 1996 three-homer game vs. Seattle, game 1 of the 1996 ALDS against Cleveland, a six-for-six performance against the Braves in 1999, and the 2001 All-Star Game in which he was voted the MVP (and starting AL shortstop Alex Rodriguez playfully pushed him back to his original position to start the game). On the last disc is a one-hour documentary from 2001, The Iron Man's Legendary Career, recapping his career (early quote: "I want to get used to playing every day") with interviews by Ripken, Earl Weaver, Fred Lynn, and peer shortstops Alex Rodriguez, Omar Vizquel, Derek Jeter, and Nomar Garciaparra. More interviews and game clips round out the package for one of the most-respected and classiest figures in sports history. --David Horiuchi
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This set has flab..whenever you have complete games that aren't world series games there are things you don't want to watch over and over...so the DVDs of Cal's multi-hit affairs aren't something I will revisit too often. But..there are so many classic moments that make this a MUST for any true baseball fan.
The complete game where he eclipsed Lou Gehrig is wonderful and reminds me how I felt at the time and how Cal almost singlehandedly returned baseball back to prominence after the horrible strike. The All star game is also terrific fun and the bonus disc with an hour documentary on Cal and multiple highlight clips from 3,000th hit to 400th homer etc etc is very cool.
If I had a son I'd want him to watch this to understand what baseball is really about and what class and work ethic and grace are...
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The dvds were great and in brand new condition and the price was fantastic. Would buy again from this seller.Published on April 27, 2011 by Tom5576
There is a complete game in which he broke the consecutive-games-played record
9-6-95 vs. Angels (there is an error on Amazon as it says 1996)
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