Just Show Up

And Other Enduring Values from Baseball's Iron Man
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: May 14, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.55 hours)
Product Number: Z100144162
Released: May 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062930613
Narrator/s: Cal Ripken, Jr.
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Iron Man Cal Ripken Jr.the 19-time All-Star, World-Series winning legend, American League MVP, and record holder who played 2,632 consecutive gamesoutlines eight rules for the game of baseball and life, draws from the lessons he has learned on and off the field. Cal Ripken Jr. is a baseball legend. But legends arent born, theyre made. For twenty-one seasons Ripken took the field day in and day out, through cold, heat, rain, and sometimes snow, playing in more than 3,000 games for the Baltimore Orioles. In 1983, the revered shortstop helped lead his team to victory in the World Series. On September 6, 1995, Ripken did the seemingly impossible, he surpassed Lou Gehrigs unbreakable fifty-six-year-old Iron Man record, setting a new mark of 2131 consecutive games then played another 501 consecutive games. Throughout his career, Ripken was admired for his consistency, hard work, and loyalty. There were successes and failures, but above all was an old-fashioned sense of doing whats right, every single day. Since retiring in 2001, Ripken has enjoyed a successful career as a baseball analyst, entrepreneur, and author. Now, in Just Show Up, he reflects on his life and career to offer lessons for the next generation and those to come. Ripken speaks eloquently about the timeless values he has lived by: Life is a streak, play the long game; Success and money are not the same; Play fair, win fair. And he shares stories of his legendary father, Baltimore Oriole coach and manager Cal Ripken Sr., what it took to keep the streak alive, and what it meant to bring the World Series to Baltimore. Cal Ripkens message is simple yet poignant; wisdom essential to anyone trying to forge a successful life in times that are often chaotic. Blending insights from sports, business, and a life well-lived, Just Show Up is the story of an American legend and the principles he has lived by, standards our time needs.

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Narrator(s): Cal Ripken, Jr.
Product Number DD44069
Released: May 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982656928
Genre: Self Help, Sports
Product Number EB00734231
Released: May 14, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062906762

Professional reviews

"Author/narrator Cal Ripken, Jr., delivers his memoir, which focuses on the meaning that the phrase "just show up" has had in his life. As a baseball player, Ripken was loyal--he stayed with one team, the Baltimore Orioles, his whole career--consistent--a quality he reveals to listeners through many vignettes--and hardworking, as was evident in his breaking of Lou Gehrig's Iron Man record by playing 2,131 consecutive games. In a matter-of-fact delivery he describes conduct not often practiced in today's sports. Older listeners will enjoy Ripken's descriptions of how he succeeded in baseball through respect for and loyalty to his team and coaches. Younger listeners will admire his baseball achievements and his sound life lessons. E.E.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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