The Orioles on Thursday announced plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken’s record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game on Sept. 1. Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s mark on Sept. 6, 1995, but the Baltimore will be on the road on Sept. 6 this season.
#My2131 on @Orioles giveaway crew shooting confetti out warehouse windows. Photo from @MLB http://t.co/ItvF9SAyR6 pic.twitter.com/DUmJbFVOZC— Adam Minakowski (@minakowski) July 10, 2015
The Inscription says it all. Cal Ripken exemplified Love of the Game. Streak Anniversary Sept 1 @masnOrioles #My2131 pic.twitter.com/eOnTirvbRo— Todd Zinn (@ToddZinn) July 10, 2015
@Orioles #My2131 I got to meet Cal at a bullpen party at Memorial Stadium...taking it back to the 80's. pic.twitter.com/G6PmDc3rGb— Angel Smith (@MusicAngel05) July 10, 2015
I’d share my photos, but stupid 12-year-old me exposed the film in the camera I used that night.
We're celebrating the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken, Jr.'s 2,131st consecutive game: http://t.co/oC8RNC1z0u pic.twitter.com/1xKHZw7xnJ— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 9, 2015
There figure to be a lot of Ripken fans wearing curly W’s in the crowd when the injury ravaged Nationals begin a three-game series against the Orioles in Baltimore on Friday. The 2,131st fan to check in using the MLB Ballpark app during the series will win four tickets to the 20th anniversary game.