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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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