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“THE IRON MAN” IS 57 TODAY

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Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr.

Hall of Fame shortstop and third baseman who played his entire 21-year career
with the Baltimore Orioles and earned the nickname Iron Man after setting the
MLB record for most consecutive games played with 2,632.

He was a 19-time All-Star, 2-time American League MVP, 2-time Gold Glove
winner, and League MVP, 2-time Gold Glove winner, and 8-time Silver Slugger
winner. His father and grandfather both played for the Orioles.

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SITCOM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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Original run on CBS television: September 26, 1964  – April 17, 1967

Gilligan’s Island ran for a total of 98 episodes. The first season, consisting
of 36 episodes, was filmed in black and white. They were later colorized for
syndication. The show’s second and third seasons (62 episodes) and the
three television movie sequels were filmed in color. The sitcom enjoyed
solid ratings during its original run, then grew in popularity during decades
of syndication, especially in the 1970s and 1980s. 

 

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