Cal Ripken Jr.: Showing up is never an end in itself

Meditative Story

Oct 2020

27 min 17 sec

Best-known for his record-setting streak of 2,632 consecutive games played, Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. is widely regarded as one of Major League Baseball’s greatest all-time players. But for Cal, just showing up is never an end in itself. It’s how he shows up that distinguishes his legacy as an athlete, a lesson Cal learns by observing his father – a baseball legend in his own right – whose dignity on and off the field extends far beyond hard work and fair play alone.Sign up for the weekly Meditative Story newsletter, to get a timely episode reminder and a mini meditation in your inbox: Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

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