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For more than 13 straight years, Cal Ripken Jr. proved his love of baseball each day. On Sept. 6, 1995, Ripken broke one of the most hallowed records in sports — Lou Gehrig’s consecutive game streak. The record-breaker was a 4-2 win over the Angels in which Ripken received a 22-minute standing ovation.
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I’m not one to usually read into something more than it actually is, or go into hyperbole; however, I’ll say this about the Baltimore Orioles: this team has grit, is going through one of those ‘magical seasons’, and may be one of destiny.
There’s no need to go through what happened last night if you’re a fan of this team. I went to Camden Yards last night with some...
On September 6, 1995 Cal Ripken Jr played in his 2,131st consecutive. To celebrate that, here is his Hall of Fame Video Bio
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It was a magical Thursday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
In a game that was the biggest September contest in the stadium since 1997 (until Friday’s game, of course - they only get bigger at this point), the Orioles jumped out to an early lead, withstood a furious late Yankee comeback, and took the first game of the crucial four...
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Postseason Recap: After losing to the Bethesda Big Train in the finals three years in a row, the Baltimore Redbirds finally broke through and beat the Big Train in the 2012 championship game, 4-3. The Redbirds went 28-13 in the regular season to finish in second place behind the Rockville Express (30-11), while Bethesda finished third at 25...
September 6, 1995 - Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive Major League game to surpass Lou Gehrig's 56-year record. When the game becomes official in the middle of the fifth inning, Ripken takes a victory lap around Camden Yards during the 22-minute standing ovation from the sell-out crowd. Ripken went 2 for 4, including...
If you were not at the game or the event yesterday honoring Cal Ripken, the Orioles issued a press release last night with the transcript from his speech and other stuff...
Transcript of Ripken speech, presser and quotes from O's legends
Thank you, thank you. Just for the record, just because you stood up and clapped, I’m not taking a lap around the ball park...
17 years ago tomorrow on September 6, 1995, Cal Ripken, Jr. played in the 2,131st consecutive game of his career to break Lou Gehrig’s 56-year-old record against the California Angels at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior … Continue reading →
Take a look at this.
Now, look at the date on your calendar (phone, desktop, whatever).
Now look back at the standings.
That’s right. It’s September 4th(or 5th, before 7 P.M. for the above numbers to retain accuracy), and your Baltimore Orioles are in a dead heat for first place in the American League East.
The Birds are 24-10 over their past 34 games (best in baseball), and...
Here to riff on the topic I touched on is one of the best bloggers in D.C., J.P. of Japers’ Rink.
For the better part of this summer, it’s been eating at me.
And rather than fade away as it has in the past, it’s grown in intensity to a point at which it can no longer be neglected like the nine button on the microwave.
I need to reconcile my feelings about the Baltimore Orioles...
Obviously, last night's Yankees/Orioles game was the biggest game the Baltimore franchise has had in about 15 years or so. It was also one of the most miserable losses for the Yanks in a long time, too. What a debacle.I've been to Camden Yards a number of times over the years, and the ballpark has had the well-deserved reputation of the name Yankee Stadium South. Not last...