Ripken is the man who saved baseball after the strike of 1994. The world watched as baseball’s ultimate lunch pail player, broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played. For Ripken, every day was about consistency. Every day he ran the same number of sprints, loosened up at the same spot on the field, every little nuance of every game was like a perfectly composed ballet. And Ripken danced the dance for two decades.