Indians To Honor Ripken

September 08, 1995|By Buster Olney

The Cleveland Indians are planning to honor Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken tonight, in his first game since breaking Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played.

A club official indicated a video would be played on the Jacobs Field JumboTron during Ripken's first at-bat, or when he takes the field.

The Indians also were trying to arrange some sort of presentation from their players to Ripken, and hoped to include Eddie Murray, prominently mentioned in Ripken's post-game speech Wednesday.

Murray, who played with the Orioles from 1977 to 1988, was one of four people thanked specifically by Ripken, the others being his mother, father and wife.

" . . . When I got to the big leagues," Ripken said, "there was a man -- Eddie Murray -- who showed me how to play this game, day in and day out. I thank him for his example and for his leadership. I was lucky to have him as my teammate for the years we were together. . . ."

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