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  •  Cal Ripken Streak With Timeless Grace, Ripken Becomes Legend
    Cal Ripken Jr. first started at shortstop for the Orioles in 1983. Fifteen years later, Baltimore's legendary iron man – who broke Lou Gehrig's record for most consecutive games – has yet to miss a game. We offer a look at the storied career of No. 8.




    1988: For Orioles, A Memorable Season to Forget
    Ten years ago, the Orioles set a record for futility that may never be broken. Beginning with a 12-0 defeat to the Brewers on Opening Day, the O's lost 21 straight games en route to a 54-107 record. Revisit the beginning of the 1988 season and the streak that seemingly wouldn't end.



    Davey Johnson
    AP File Photo
    After Two Playoff Seasons, Johnson Quits
    Davey Johnson (pictured) took Baltimore to the playoffs during the two years he served as manager of the Orioles. But after a bitter power struggle and disagreements with majority owner Peter Angelos, Johnson resigned on Nov. 5, 1997, just a few hours before he was named the AL's manager of the year by the Baseball Writers of America.



    1997 ALCS: ORIOLES vs. INDIANS
    A Season 'Left On Base' Leads to a Bitter Finale
    Davey Johnson
    Rich Lipski/The Post
    From the beginning of the 1997 season, B.J. Surhoff (pictured) and the Orioles were in first place in the AL East. Expectations were high for the Orioles and their fans were treated to a fabulous regular season. But, hopes for a World Series title came to a crashing end on Oct. 14 when Cleveland ended the ALCS in the 11th inning of Game 6 when Tony Fernandez homered, giving the Indians a 1-0 victory.





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