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Thousands turn out to see Ripken, Gwynn inducted into Hall

Updated: July 29, 2007, 10:16 PM ET
Associated Press

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn took their place in baseball's shrine Sunday, saluted as much for their Hall of Fame careers as their character off the field.

Commissioner Bud Selig and a record crowd came to cheer them and all that was good about the game.

A continent away, a different scene played out. Barry Bonds failed to tie the home run record, a chase tainted by his surly nature and a steroids investigation.

Ripken and Gwynn sensed that poignant ...

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