Scott Fowler

April 12, 2014 3:04 PM

The Cat who beat out Hall of Famer Cal Ripken: A Charlotte baseball story

You have probably never heard of Cat Whitfield, but in 1980 he beat out future baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken for the Charlotte Orioles starting shortstop job.

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Scott Fowler is a national award-winning sports columnist for The Charlotte Observer. Email Scott at sfowler@charlotteobserver.com or call him at 704-358-5140

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