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RIPKEN NAMED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAN OF THE YEAR

     Cap Ripken will be named "Sportsman of the Year" by Sports
Illustrated on Sunday, according to the Baltimore SUN.  Peter
Schmuck writes Ripken's breaking Lou Gehrig's consecutive game
streak helped restore the "tarnished" image of MLB, and helped
Ripken become "one of baseball's immortals."  Ripken was
reportedly chosen from a field that included Dolphins QB Dan
Marino, Braves pitcher Greg Maddux and 49ers QB Steve Young.  The
last baseball player to win the honor was Dodgers pitcher Orel
Hershiser, who in '88 broke Don Drysdale's record for consecutive
shut-out innings (Baltimore SUN, 12/6).  Ripken was spotted at
the Hollywood premiere of the new Hugh Grant/Emma Thompson film,
"Sense and Sensibility" ("Showbiz Today," CNN, 12/5).
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