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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hall of Fame baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. is a living legend, and now he has the ring to prove it.
The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory honored Ripken on Friday with the 2013 Living Legend Award.
Ripken toured the famous factory before a special ceremony.
The Louisville Slugger P-72 was Ripken's bat of choice in his playing days, and he got the chance to see it produced in the factory.
"Baseball guys are pretty superstitious about what you put in your hands, so when something works you're very particular about how it's made -- and how you make your living -- so it was the right tool for me," Ripken said about the P-72.
Ripken received a special ring as a Living Legend honoree. Inscribed on the ring is Ripken's record of 2,632 consecutive games played and his 2007 induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Ripken says what he misses most about no longer playing is the camaraderie of being part of a team.