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May 1st, 2012
09:36 AM ET

Cal Ripken Jr. helps rebuild Joplin with Habitat for Humanity, answers whether he would return to baseball

He's been called baseball's Iron Man. For 16 seasons, he never missed a game.

Now Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. is using that grit to give back. He just returned from Joplin, missouri – a town that was devastated by a tornado almost one year ago. He worked there with volunteers and Habitat for Humanity to rebuild destroyed houses.

Ripken tells Soledad on "Starting Point" this morning why working in Joplin is important to him, and addresses questions of whether he'd return to major league baseball.

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  1. ALBERT FOWLER

    I just want to thank god for people who give back in their community paying it forward , god bless him Also for on Mrs Jordan Mikes Om will be here in Naperville , To sign here book at the anderson book store here can you pass the word they will enjoy the kid museum while here

    May 1, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse | Reply

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