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Cal Ripken talks bullying growing up, latest book

Updated: March 5, 2012, 9:59 AM ET
By Lynn Hoppes

It might be hard to fathom, but as a freshman baseball player at Aberdeen High School in Maryland in the mid-1970s, baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. was hung upside down in the school stairwell by his feet about 20 feet in the air, a victim of hazing.

"I was a freshman who had made the varsity team, so I was a boy really playing with men. It became an environment to be picked on," said Ripken, who had spent his whole life in that area outside Baltimore. "It was part of ...

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