Orioles Ripken's 2131 Game Print
Don’t tell Cal Ripken Jr. some records are unbreakable. That’s what the baseball world thought of Lou Gehrig’s 56-year-old streak of 2,130 games played. But Ripken suited up for his Baltimore Orioles day after day, after day, and so on, for more than 13 seasons in a row. As he established himself as the new Iron Man of baseball, his record-breaking game was full of magic moments. In the fourth inning, Ripken teed off on a 3-0 pitch for his 325th career home run. President Bill Clinton was on hand for the game and happened to be in the ESPN broadcast booth during the home run (you can hear his classic accent on the call).
The following inning, by rule, the game became official, and the game halted. Fans, players, and umpires alike saluted Ripken with a 22-minute standing ovation as the banners on the B&O Warehouse marking Ripken’s games played changed from 2,130 to 2,131. The ovation only ended after Cal took a lap around the entire park, high-fiving fans along the way. Ripken played another 501 consecutive games and set a new mark of longevity with 2,632 straight appearances.
High Quality Art Print, printed on Epson Enhanced Matte Inkjet Paper using an Epson P-6000.
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