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  With Timeless Grace, Ripken Becomes a Legend
Cal Ripken Photograph Amid waves of applause that seemed like it would never end, followed by fireworks and a 10-minute ceremony on Sept. 6, 1995, Baltimore's Cal Ripken Jr. was anointed the new iron man of baseball when he broke Lou Gehrig's streak by playing in his 2131st straight game.


Game 2,130
Cal Ripken at Game 2130 Ripken Reaches Magic Number
Pressure? What pressure? Playing in his 2130th straight game – one short of Lou Gehrig's record – Cal Ripken hit a homer and recorded three hits in Baltimore's 8-0 shutout of the Angels.



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On the eve of Cal Ripken's 2131st consecutive game, The Washington Post printed a special section on Ripken, his legacy and opinions by many influential columnists. Get a list of all the articles from the special section.
Facts and Figures
  • Ripken's Milestones
  • 1995 Media Sessions
  • Second Base Partners
  • Ripken Career Facts
  • When Ripken Joined O's
  • Columnists on Cal
  • All Starting Shortstops in    Baseball During Streak
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