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Hardcover Cal Ripken Jr: Count Me In Book

ISBN: 0878339159

ISBN13: 9780878339150

Cal Ripken Jr: Count Me In

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Book Overview

Baltimore Oriole shortstop Cal Ripken tells young readers how the road to success in any field is rarely traveled overnight. Ripken, who stands poised to break one of baseball's most sacred records--Lou Gehrig's 2,130 consecutive games played--shares his thoughts on how success is attained over time, through sustained, day-by-day efforts and victories. More than 50 color photos and illustrations.

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2 ratings

A great book for kids and Ripken fans

I read this through in the bookstore, and was pretty impressed. In almost a children's version of "The Only Way I Know," Cal uses examples throughout his childhood and his baseball career to demonstrate how determination pays off, and how good character counts. For example, Cal tells about how, as a boy, he used to cheat his friends and brothers in board games, because he wanted to win so badly. The events that result from his cheating genuinely teach him that "cheating only cheats yourself." Cal had long since stood as a symbol of the American work ethic, for his 2632 cinsecutive game streak, not to mention his good sportsmanship and genuine love for baseball. This book might be a little too long or difficult to read for younger children to tackle by themselves, but it's a great choice for any family in which Ripken's image plays a central part. Young baseball fans and older Ripken fans alike will find something to enjoy here.


This book is a great book.Anyone could read it.It tells about Cal Ripken Jr.'s life and he does a great job putting in in a smaller form.I read this book and now I want to read his other book. A simply great book.
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