2,131: Ripken Passes Gehrig

September 07, 1995

GAME 1

Date -- May 30, 1982

Result -- Blue Jays 6, Orioles 0

Game note -- Begins his consecutive-games streak.

In the standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 22-24

Pos.-- 6th

GB -- 6

Orioles lineup

Bumbry, CF

Dauer, 2B

Lowenstein, LF

Singleton, DH

Crowley, 1B

Ford, RF

Dempsey, C

Ripken, 3B

Sakata, SS

AL leaders

Batting: Barry Bonnell, Blue Jays, .343

Home runs: Andre Thornton, Indians, 13

Pitching: LaMarr Hoyt, White Sox, 9-1

NL leaders

Batting: Terry Whitfield, Giants, .363

Home runs: Dave Kingman, Mets, and Dale Murphy, Braves, 14

Pitching: Don Sutton, Astros, 7-1

On that day

In the United States: Arizona launches a new version of Medicare that may become a model for the nation.

In the world: British navy warships unleash the heaviest bombardment to date against Argentina in the Falkland Islands.

Dow Jones: 819.54

No. 1 song: "Ebony & Ivory" -- Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

No. 1 TV show: "TV's Greatest Commercials"

GAME 5

Date -- June 5, 1982

Result -- Orioles 3, Twins 1

Milestone note -- Began his major-league-record streak of 8,243 consecutive innings.

In the standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 24-26

Pos. -- 6th

GB -- 7 1/2

Orioles lineup

Bumbry, cf

Dauer, 2b

Singleton, dh

Murray, 1b

Lowenstein, lf

Ford, rf

Nolan, c

Ripken, 3b

Bonner, ss

AL leaders

Batting: Toby Harrah, Indians, .395

Home runs: Andre Thornton, Indians, 16

Pitching: LaMarr Hoyt, White Sox, 9-2

NL leaders

Batting: Ruppert Jones, Padres, .349

Home runs: Dale Murphy, Braves, 15

Pitching: Don Sutton, Astros, 8-2

On that day

In the area: Dr. John Brooks Slaughter is named chancellor of University of Maryland.

In the United States: President Reagan asks world leaders to make trade more expensive for the Soviet Union.

In the world: Jets and warships pound Palestinians in one of the biggest attacks in Israel's military history.

Dow Jones: 804.98

No. 1 song: "Ebony & Ivory" -- Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

No. 1 TV show: "Too Close For Comfort"

GAME 308

Date -- May 6, 1984

Result -- Orioles 6, Rangers 1

Milestone note -- Hit for the cycle against Texas, going 4-for-5.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 14-14

Pos. -- 3rd

GB -- 9

Orioles lineup

Shelby, cf

Dauer, 2b

Ripken, ss

Murray, 1b

Roenicke, lf

Singleton, dh

Dwyer, lf

Cruz, 3b

Dempsey, c

AL leaders

Batting: George Bell, Blue Jays, .369

Home runs: Dave Kingman, Athletics, 11

Pitching: Danny Darwin, Rangers, and Bill Caudill, Athletics, 3-0

NL leaders

Batting: Tony Gwynn, Padres, .396

Home runs: Mike Marshall, Dodgers, and Mike Schmidt, Phillies, 8

Pitching: Rick Honeycutt, Dodgers, 4-0

On that day

In the United States: Gary Hart loses the Texas caucuses, hurting his chances of challenging Walter Mondale for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In the world: El Salvador's runoff presidential elections unfold without incident.

Dow Jones: 1,165.31

No. 1 song: "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)" -- Phil Collins

No. 1 TV show: "Dynasty"

GAME 852

Date -- July 11, 1987

Result -- Twins 2, Orioles 1

Milestone note -- Brother Billy was promoted from Triple-A Rochester, joining brother Cal and manager and father, Cal Sr.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 34-53

Pos. -- 6th

GB -- 19

Orioles lineup

Wiggins, dh

Washington, lf

C. Ripken, ss

Murray, 1b

Knight, 3b

Lacy, rf

B. Ripken, 2b

Gerhart, cf

Van Gorder, c

AL leaders

Batting: Wade Boggs, Red Sox, .381

Home runs: Mark McGwire, Athletics, 31

Pitching: Bret Saberhagen, Royals, 14-3

NL leaders

Batting: Tony Gwynn, Padres, .373

Home runs: Eric Davis, Reds, 27

Pitching: Rick Sutcliffe, Cubs, 12-4

On that day

In the area: Efforts to promote industry on the lower Eastern Shore suffer when 220 employees of Chesapeake Plywood Plant are laid off.

In the United States: The Directors Guild of America strikes against two Hollywood studios, Warner Bros. and Columbia Pictures.

In the world: South Korea's top two opposition leaders vow to cooperate to avoid splitting the democratic reform movement.

Dow Jones: 2,455.99

No. 1 song: "Alone" -- Heart

No. 1 TV show: "Family Ties"

GAME 908

Date -- Sept. 14, 1987

Result -- Blue Jays 18, Orioles 3

Milestone note -- Is removed from gams, ending his major-league-record streak of 8,243 consecutive innings.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 62-81

Pos. -- 6th

GB -- 24

Orioles lineup

Stanicek, dh

B. Ripken, 2b

Sheets, rf

Murray, 1b

C. Ripken, ss

Knight, 3b

Kennedy, c

Young, lf

Hart, cf

AL leaders

Batting: Wade Boggs, Red Sox, .367

Home runs: Not listed in paper

Pitching: Not listed in paper

NL leaders

Batting: Tony Gwynn, Padres, .370

Home runs: Not listed in paper

Pitching: Not listed in paper

On that day

In the area: Mayoral candidate Clarence Du Burns and Kurt Schmoke finish last-minute campaigning for the primaries.

In the United States: President Reagan tells Congress he is planning to increase the premiums paid off by Medicare benefits by 38 percent.

In the world: Iraq demands that the United Nations punish Iran.

Dow Jones: 2,613.04

No. 1 song: "La Bamba" -- Los Lobos

No. 1 TV show: "Cosby"

GAME 949

Date -- April 29, 1988

Result -- Orioles 9, White Sox 0

Milestone note -- Gets four hits, including a double and homer, as the Orioles end a major-league- record 0-21 start.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 1-21

Pos. -- 7th

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