The Ripken Way: A Manual for Baseball and Life [NOOK Book]

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With almost four decades in professional baseball, Cal Ripken, Sr. has motivated players in all leagues to reach their best, and has mentored two major leaguers of his own, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Bill Ripken. Now culling wisdom from his unpublished classic, The Cal Ripken Baseball Manual for Players ? a veritable instructional bible utilized throughout the Oriole organization for years ? Cal Sr. brings his view from the field to an inspiring guide to the game of life.
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The Ripken Way: A Manual for Baseball and Life

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Overview

With almost four decades in professional baseball, Cal Ripken, Sr. has motivated players in all leagues to reach their best, and has mentored two major leaguers of his own, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Bill Ripken. Now culling wisdom from his unpublished classic, The Cal Ripken Baseball Manual for Players – a veritable instructional bible utilized throughout the Oriole organization for years – Cal Sr. brings his view from the field to an inspiring guide to the game of life.
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Author - Alex Ferreyra
Ripken, who died this March, was a player, manager, and all-around legend in the Baltimore Orioles baseball organization. This manual (which Burke, a senior editor at Sports Illustrated, helped him turn into a book) was previously circulated only within the Orioles organization. Through it, we see how Ripken gained the respect of all his players, including future Hall of Famers Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. (who wrote the foreword). The elder Ripken's beliefs on what makes great players emerge
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013205369
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 915,185
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Calvin Edwin Ripken, Sr. (December 17, 1935 – March 25, 1999) was a coach and manager in Major League Baseball who spent 36 years in the Baltimore Orioles organization, also as a player and scout. He played in the Orioles' farm system beginning in 1957, and later served as manager of the parent club, on which his sons Cal Jr. and Billy played.
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