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  Cal Ripken: Year by Year

1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997

1982

Orioles' record: 94-68 (2nd in AL East, 1 game back).

Manager: Earl Weaver.

Tidbits: Streak began May 30 at third base. ... Moved to shortstop; last played at third on July 8 after starting the game at shortstop. ... Only year Ripken did not make the AL All-Star team. ... Led all rookies in doubles, homers, RBI, total bases, games, at-bats and runs. ... Runaway winner of AL Rookie of the Year award with 132 points, ahead of Minnesota's Kent Hrbek (90 points) and Wade Boggs of Boston (10.5 points).

Fielding percentage: .972

1982 Statistics
G AB R Hits HR RBI Avg.
160 598 90 158 28 93 .264

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1983

Orioles' record: 98-64 (Beat Chicago for AL championship, then beat Philadelphia in five games in World Series).

Manager: Joe Altobelli.

Tidbits: Voted AL MVP (beating teammate Eddie Murray, 322 points to 290) and The Sporting News player of the year. ... First player to win rookie of the year and MVP in back-to-back seasons. (Fred Lynn won both in 1975 with Boston.) ... Named to AL all-star team. ... Led majors with 211 hits and 47 doubles. Second with 76 extra-base hits (Andre Dawson had 78) and 343 total bases (Jim Rice had 344). ... Batted .273 in nine post-season games.

Fielding percentage: .970, led AL in assists (534), chances (831), chances without errors (806) and double plays (113).

1983 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
162 663 121 211 27 102 .318

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1984

Orioles' record: 85-77 (5th, 19 GB).

Manager: Joe Altobelli.

Tidbits: Hit for cycle on May 6 against Texas Rangers, becoming only second Oriole to hit single, double, triple and home run in a single game (Brooks Robinson was the first, in 1960). ... Hit .355 from June 27 to Sept. 1. ... Set AL record for assists with 583.

Fielding percentage: .971, led league in put-outs (297), chances (906), double plays (122).

1984 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
162 641 103 195 27 86 .304

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1985

Orioles' record: 83-79 (4th, 16 GB).

Managers: Joe Altobelli, Cal Ripken Sr., Earl Weaver.

Tidbits: Led all players in all-star voting (1,398,901). ... Second in the AL in runs scored with 116 to Rickey Henderson's 146. ... Hit .321 with men in scoring position. ... Sprained his ankle on April 10 -- Game 444 of the streak -- in the third inning during a pickoff play but did not come out of the game.

Fielding percentage: .967, led league in put-outs (286) and double plays (123).

1985 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
161 642 116 181 26 110 .282

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1986

Orioles' record: 73-89 (7th, 22 GB)

Manager: Earl Weaver.

Tidbits: Tied for league lead in game-winning RBI with Don Mattingly (15). ... Led AL shortstops for fourth straight year in homers, RBI, runs and slugging (461). ... Second in fielding percentage to Tony Fernandez at shortstop (.983 to .982). ... Led majors in all-star votes (1,486,806). ... Led club in runs, hits, doubles, homers, total bases.

Fielding percentage: .982, led AL in assists (482).

1986 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
162 627 98 177 25 81 .282

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1987

Orioles' record: 67-95 (6th, 31 GB).

Manager: Cal Ripken Sr.

Tidbits: When brother Billy joined the Orioles on July 11, Cal Sr. became the first father to manage sons on the same team during the regular season in the majors. ... His streak of 8,243 straight innings ended on Sept. 14 in Toronto when Ripken Sr. inserted Ron Washington at shortstop in the bottom of the eighth inning of an 18-3 Blue Jays victory. The streak, which began on June 5, 1982, is believed to be the longest of its kind in major league history (post-season innings are not included).

Fielding percentage: .973, led AL in games (162), assists (480).

1987 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
162 624 97 157 27 98 .252

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1988

Orioles' record: 54-107 (7th, 34 GB).

Managers: Cal Ripken Sr., Frank Robinson.

Tidbits: Club MVP, co-winner with Eddie Murray. ... Third in the league with a career-high 102 walks (behind Wade Boggs and Jack Clark). ... Went 0-for-29 in April, the longest hitless streak of his career, but hit safely in 16 of the next 17 games to raise average from .047 to .316 by May 8.

Fielding percentage: .973, led AL in games (161), put-outs (284).

1988 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
161 575 87 152 23 81 .264

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1989

Orioles' record: 87-75 (2nd, 2 GB).

Manager: Frank Robinson.

Tidbits: Combined with brother Billy for seven hits (Cal had three and Billy four) on Aug. 2, the night the Orioles rallied from an six-run deficit to win at Boston. The Orioles had dropped 13 of their previous 14 games. The only brother duo to surpass that performance was Paul and Lloyd Waner, who had three and five hits respectively for the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 25, 1932.

Fielding percentage: .990, led AL in games (162), put-outs (276), assists (531), total chances (815), double plays (119).

1989 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
162 646 80 166 21 93 .257

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1990

Orioles' record: 76-85 (5th, 11 GB).

Manager: Frank Robinson.

Tidbits: Set eight major league fielding records, including all-time mark for highest fielding percentage and fewest errors by a shortstop (three in 161 games, .996 percent). Set major league marks for consecutive errorless games (95) and consecutive chances without an error (431). ... Played in his 1,308th consecutive game June 12 to move into second place on the all-time list ahead of Everett Scott. ( Yankees-Red Sox, 1918-25). ... Named Orioles' MVP.

Fielding percentage: .996.

1990 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
161 600 78 150 21 84 .250

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1991

Orioles' record: 67-95 (6th, 24 GB).

Managers: Frank Robinson, Johnny Oates.

Tidbits: Became only fourth Oriole to be named All-Star Game MVP after singling off Tom Glavine and hitting a three-run homer off Dennis Martinez to lead the AL to a 4-2 win. ... In home run hitting contest the day before, he hit 12 home runs in 22 swings. ... Became second major leaguer to win a league MVP, Major League Player of the Year (The Sporting News, Associated Press and Baseball Digest), All-Star Game MVP and Gold Glove in the same season. The other was Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills in 1962. ... Was last player to bat in Memorial Stadium when he bounced into a 5-4-3 double play off Detroit's Frank Tanana at 5:07 p.m. on Oct. 6, 1991.

Fielding percentage: .986, led AL in percentage, games (162), put-outs (267), assists (528), total chances (806), total chances without errors (795), double plays (114).

1991 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
162 650 99 210 34 114 .323

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1992

Orioles' record: 89-73 (3rd, 7 GB).

Manager: Johnny Oates.

Tidbits: Won second Gold Glove. ... Was 22nd recipient of Roberto Clemente award, given annually to player who best exemplifies the late Pittsburgh Pirate great's sportsmanship, community involvement and contribution to his team and baseball. ... Received Lou Gehrig Memorial Award from Phi Delta Theta fraternity, for major leaguer who best fits the image and character of Gehrig. ... Led majors in all-star balloting (2,699,733). ... Twisted his right ankle running out a double against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sept. 11 (Game 1,713 of streak), but did not come out of the game. ... Had career lows in homers, RBI and extra-base hits..

Fielding percentage: .984, led league in games (162), put-outs (287), double plays (119).

1992 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
162 637 73 160 14 72 .251

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1993

Orioles' record: 85-77 (tied for 4th, 10 GB).

Manager: Johnny Oates.

Tidbits: On July 15, 1993, hit his 278th home run, most ever by a major league shortstop, breaking the record of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks. The ball landed in the left field seats at Camden Yards and is designated by an orange seat. ... Led major league shortstops in home runs for the ninth time in 11 years and in RBI for the eighth time. ... Cal Bar (a"double play of peanuts and caramel in milk chocolate") introduced in January, Cal's Choice Milk (2 percent low fat) debuted in August. Royalties from both go to charities. ... On June 6 (Game 1,790 of streak) suffered a twisted right knee when his spikes caught in the infield grass during a brawl between the Orioles and Seattle Mariners. He didn't come out of the game, but said later,"It was the closest I've come to not playing."... Won seventh Silver Slugger award, tying Ryne Sandberg and Wade Boggs for most times honored.

Fielding percentage: 977, led league in games (162), assists (495), total chances (738), total chances without errors (721).

1993 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
162 541 87 165 24 90 .257

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1994

Orioles' record: 63-49, (2nd, 6 GB when strike halted season).

Manager: Johnny Oates.

Tidbits: Was having his finest year since 1991 MVP season before strike. ... Hit 300th home run on May 24 at Milwaukee.

Fielding percentage: .985, led league in games (112), double plays (72).

1994 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
112 444 71 140 13 75 .315

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1995

Orioles' record: 71-73 (3rd, 15 GB).

Manager: Phil Regan.

Tidbits: By walking onto the field at Camden Yards on Sept. 6, 1995, Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak of 2,130, a record many had considered unbreakable. Ripken received the following awards: the Associated Press and United Press International "Male Athlete of the Year," AP's "Sports Moment of the Year," Sports Illustrated's and The Sporting News' "Sportsman of the Year" and one of People's "25 Most Intriguing People."

Fielding Percentage: .989

1995 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
144 550 71 144 17 88 .262

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1996

Orioles' record: 88-74, (2nd, Lost to New York Yankees in AL Championship Series).

Manager: Davey Johnson.

Tidbits: Hit three home runs in one game on May 28, 1996 against Seattle. Broke 100-RBI plateau for the fourth time in his career and first time since 1991.

Fielding Percentage: .981

1996 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
162 615 79 166 17 84 .270

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1997

Orioles' record: 98-64 (1st; Lost to Cleveland in AL Championship Series).

Manager: Davey Johnson.

Tidbits: Elected to 15th consecutive All-Star Game and first at third base...Hit seventh career grand slam June 30th and drew 1,000th career walk on Aug. 30 vs. New York Mets.

Fielding Percentage: .949 at third base, lowest overall percentage since 1981.

1997 Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
163 640 94 178 26 102 .278

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