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Cal may refer to:


Given name[edit]

  • Cal Abrams (1924-1997), Major League Baseball player
  • Cal Crutchlow (born 1985), English motorcycle road racer
  • Cal Dooley (born 1954), former member of the U.S. House of Representatives for California
  • Cal Eldred (born 1967), retired Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Cal Farley (1895-1967), founder of Boys Ranch, called by some "America's Greatest Foster Father"
  • Cal Gardner (1924-2001), National Hockey League player
  • Cal Hubbard (1900-1977), Hall of Fame collegiate and professional football player and Hall of Fame baseball umpire
  • Cal Jones (1933-1956), collegiate football player
  • Cal McLish (1925-2010), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Cal McVey (1849-1926), early professional baseball player
  • Cal Murphy (1932–2012), Canadian football coach, general manager and scout
  • Cal O'Reilly (born 1986), National Hockey League player
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. (born 1960), Major League Baseball Hall of Fame retired shortstop and third baseman
  • Cal Ripken, Sr. (1935-1999), Major League Baseball coach and manager
  • Cal Schenkel (born 1947), artist specialising in album cover design
  • Cal Smith (born 1932), American country music singer and guitarist
  • Cal Stoll (1923-2000), American football player and coach
  • Cal Thomas (born 1942), conservative pundit
  • Cal Tjader (1925-1982), American Latin jazz musician
  • Cal Worthington (1920-2013), American car dealer


  • David Cal (born 1982), Spanish sprint canoer


  • John Calipari (born 1959), American basketball coach often called "Coach Cal" or "Cal"

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Judge Cal, a fictional character in the Judge Dredd comic strip in 2000 AD
  • Cal, an NPC Pokémon Trainer in the video game "Pokémon - Gold and Silver"
  • An ice-cream man in the television show "King of Queens"


  • California, United States
  • Cal, a district and town in southwest Turkey renowned for its Çalkarası grapes and wines

Arts and entertainment[edit]

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Computer software[edit]


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