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Miguel Tejada

The importance of the Streak that likely will stand forever

The importance of the Streak that likely will stand forever

If you take Cal Ripken Jr. at his word, his quest to become baseball's all-time iron man was not a quest at all. He would tell you — and he did many times after the Streak took on a life of its own — that his only obsession was with playing on that day, not the ones that came after or the ones that came before. Fair enough, but Ripken's successful attempt to break Lou Gehrig's legendary consecutive games record was more than just the embodiment of one man's day-to-day commitment to show up for work and do his job. It was part of something greater. It was one of those rare things that forges a link between eras and represents all that's good about...

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