5 quotes found searching on Calvin Edwin "Cal" Ripken, Jr.
Early in my career, I decided I never wanted to get out of shape.
Stubbornness is usually considered a negative, but I think that trait has been a positive for me.
I'd like to be remembered. I'd like to think that someday two guys will be talking in a bar and one of them will say something like, "Yeah, he's a good shortstop, but he's not as good as old Ripken was."
So many good things have happened to me in the game of baseball. When I do allow myself a chance to think about it, it's almost like a storybook career. You feel so blessed to have been able to compete this long.
I haven't given it (achieving 3000 hits) much thought. I was taught a certain approach, how to come to the ballpark. I try not to do too much thinking about things like that. In this society we measure success in different ways. Three thousand (hits) represents success over a career, not a season. It'll be nice to get to that point.
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