Welcome to Field Notes, a new series that brings fans inside the sights and sounds of the games they love, as some of the world’s greatest athletes describe memories that shaped their careers. Next up is 2007 Hall of Fame inductee Cal Ripken Jr.
The Streak always represented to me a sense of responsibility. I thought it was important to come out there and be there for your teammates — to try to play and try to win each day. That’s a challenge each and every day that all of us on the team had to meet.
And I thought it was my responsibility to meet that challenge.