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Former Baltimore Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr., left, gets coached by his dad Cal Ripken Sr. during a 1992 game. Ripken Jr. played his entire 20-year MLB career with the Orioles a feat rarely done in modern baseball.

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Arthur Rickerby  Mickey Mantle #7 of the New York Yankees addresses the media after a MLB game in the Bronx, New York in 1961  1961

See a game at every MLB ballpark. So far: Yankee Stadium (as well as the old YS), Shea Stadium (haven't hit the new ballpark yet), Fenway Park, Citizens Bank Park (as well as Veteran's Stadium), Camden Yards, Turner Field, Wrigley Field, and Dodger Stadium. I'm getting there!

Apr 9th, 2001, Willie Stargell (b.1940), American baseball player (b. 1940) died at 60. Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell, played his 21-year MLB career as the left fielder and first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates ('62-'82). His 21-year career with the Pirates, he batted .282, with 2,232 hits, 423 doubles, 475 HR & 1540 RBIs, helping his team to 6 NL East division titles, 2 National League pennants & 2 World Series ('71, '79). He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in '88.