A night to remember 2,131: RIPKEN PASSES GEHRIG

September 07, 1995

5:09 p.m.: Ripken appears on the field for pre-game warm-ups after his teammates.

6:20 p.m.: He signs autographs by the O's dugout.

7:26 p.m.: Ripken is on the field to stretch.7:34 p.m.: Ripken's name is announced in the starting lineup.7:37 p.m.: Ripken runs out of the dugout alone as the Orioles take the field, drawing an ovation.

7:42 p.m.: Ripken participates in the first-ball ceremony with his two children, Ryan and Rachel.

8:17 p.m.: The ovation lasts 40 seconds before Ripken's first at-bat.9:08 p.m.: The hand lasts 30 seconds before Ripken's second at-bat. But after Ripken homers, it lasts 1 minute, 10 seconds.

9:20 p.m.: Players and coaches in the Orioles bullpen sprint to the dugout to congratulate Ripken. The number 2,131 is unfurled. Fireworks fly, cannons go off and Ripken is on the field waving his hat and arms.

9:23 p.m.: He takes off his jersey and hands it to wife Kelly, holds and kisses his two children and shakes brother Bill's hand.

9:31 p.m.: He is pushed out of the dugout by teammates for a lap around the stadium, greeting fans.

9:38 p.m.: He throws kisses to the fans and returns to the dugout.

9:42 p.m.: The ovation and ceremonies subside after 22 minutes, 15 seconds.

9:46 p.m.: The game resumes. Eight minutes later, Ripken comes to bat with the bases loaded. But he pops out to end the inning.

11:20 p.m.: Jesse Orosco finishes 4-2 Orioles win.

p.m.: Post-game ceremony begins with the starting lineup of the 1982 team the day the streak began.

11:42 p.m.: Ripken emerges with his parents Vi and Cal Sr., followed by Earl Weaver, who moves Cal from third base to shortstop.

11:45 p.m.: Mike Mussina unveils gifts from his teammates and ** Brady Anderson delivers tribute.

11:54 p.m.: Brooks Robinson passes the mantle of "Mr. Oriole" from himself to Cal Ripken.

11:56 p.m.: Owner Peter Angelos pays tribute to Ripken.

12:10 a.m.: Joe DiMaggio, Gehrig's teammate, says wherever Gehrig is "I'm sure he's tipped his cap to you."

12:12 a.m.: Ripken finally speaks, baring his emotions.

a.m.: His speech ends with a tribute to Gehrig; in a car, he tours the field one last time, waving to the fans as fireworks go off.

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