The Ripken countdown

July 24, 1999

Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken has a chance to reach career milestones of 3,000 hits and 400 home runs this season.

Career hits -- 2,954

Career home runs --396

Last night: 1-for-3, no home runs

Season: 76 hits (needs 46), 12 home runs (needs four)

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