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GENERAL INFORMATION
LINKS • Complete listing of Hall of Famers
• 2007 Hall of Fame voting
• 2006 Hall of Fame index page
2007 HALL OF FAME CLASS
CAL RIPKEN JR.
Cal Ripken Position: Shortstop/third base
Team: Baltimore Orioles
Seasons: 21
Career Highlights:
   • 1982 AL Rookie of the Year
   • 1983, '91 AL Most Valuable Player
   • 19-time All-Star
   • 1991, 2001 All-Star Game MVP
   • Seven-time AL Silver Slugger winner
   • Two-time Gold Glove winner
   • Most consecutive games played (2,632)
   • MLB All-Century Team
TONY GWYNN
Tony Gwynn Position: Right field
Team: San Diego Padres
Seasons: 20
Career highlights:
   • 15-time All-Star
   • Eight-time NL batting champion
   • Seven-time NL Silver Slugger winner
   • Five-time Gold Glove winner
   • .338 career batting average

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