Ask the athletes

Just for kids

Sports Illustrated For Kids Weekly

April 07, 1999

If you could be any actor in any movie, who would you be?

Eric Swann, defensive tackle, Arizona Cardinals: "Eddie Murphy in Dr. Dolittle. His character was so fun-loving and kind to the animals."

Penny Hardaway, guard, Orlando Magic: "Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Story. That's my all-time favorite movie."

Lindsay Davenport, tennis player: "Demi Moore in A Few Good Men. I loved that movie."

Game Time

What's my record?

I'm Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles. In September 1998, I ended my record streak of games played in a row. The streak began in 1982. To figure out how many games I played:

* Multiply the number of games in a baseball season (162) by the number of seasons my streak lasted.

* Then, multiply my uniform number by the number of fingers on a batting glove.

* Add the two totals. What's my consecutive games-played record?

ANSWER: 2,632 games played

Pub Date: 04/07/99

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