The Ripken countdown

July 31, 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: 2,966

Yesterday: 2-for-4, no home runs

Career home runs: 399

Season: 88 hits (needs 34), 15 home runs (needs one)

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