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Following the Susquehanna: Ripken central

In Part 5 of his Susquehanna River road trip, Jim Caple reaches the end of the river -- and where it all began for Cal Ripken Jr. Story

Updated: August 3, 2007, 11:03 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

ABERDEEN, Md. -- Bill Minarik was sitting with his friends in the Camden Yards bleachers one day when they got to talking about Cal Ripken Jr.'s induction into the Hall of Fame and what they should do to mark the occasion. Knowing that the Susquehanna River starts just outside the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and ends in Ripken's birthplace of Havre de Grace, Md., they decided the best way to honor Ripken would be to kayak the entire 444-mile length of the river.

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